(navigation image)
Home American Libraries | Canadian Libraries | Universal Library | Community Texts | Project Gutenberg | Children's Library | Biodiversity Heritage Library | Additional Collections
Search: Advanced Search
Anonymous User (login or join us)
Upload
See other formats

Full text of "The Mayflower descendant : a quarterly magazine of Pilgrim genealogy and history"

Mi 





nn 



REYNOLDS HISTORICAL 
GENEALOGY COLLECTION 



fWlllWlT.r.RWfWS. LIBRARY 




3 1833 00824 1066 



GENEALOGY 
974.4 
M447, 
1905 



Digitized by the Internet Archive 
in 2013 



http://archive.org/details/mayflowerdescendv7mass 



THE MAYFLOWER DESCENDANT 
Volume VII 






THE MAYFLOWER 
DESCENDANT 



Hn IHluetrateb Quarterly flftaijasine 



OF 



Pilgrim Genealogy, History and Biography 



i9°5 



VOIiTT^SdZIE VII 



BOSTON 

PUBLISHED BY THE 

MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

1905 



1327044 



J£cft0t 
GEORGE ERNEST BOWMAN 

Committee on publication 

CHARLES A. HOPKINS NATHANIEL U. WALKER 

EDWARD H. WHORF STANLEY W. SMITH 

GEORGE ERNEST BOWMAN 



INDEX OF SUBJECTS 



Alden, Capt. Samuel 3 : — Note, 64 
Allen, John, Deed from Thomas 

Clarke, 107 
AUerlon, Isaac 1 , Marriage Record 

of, 1 29 
AHerton, Isaac 2 , Will of, 173 
Amsterdam, Mayflower Marriage 

Records at, 127, 129, 193 
Answer to Query : — Mayo, 64 
Autographs : 
Alden, John, 1 
Alden, Jonathan, 1 
Mitchell, Experience, I 
Soule, John, 1 

Baptismal Record of Gov. William 

Bradford, 65 
Beare, Richard, Deed from Lieut. 

Joseph 2 Rogers, 109 
Bible Record, Sears, 255 . 
Bill of Mortality in the South Parish 

of Eastham, 1772-1828 : 184, 

227 
Book Note, 255 
Bradford House Fund, 253 
Bradford, Maj. John, House of, 252 
Bradford, Gov. William, his Account 

of New England, 151 
Bradford, Gov. William, Letter 

Book of, 5, 79 
Bradford, Gov. William, Record of 

his Baptism, on the Parish 

Register at Austerneld, Eng., 

65 
Brewster Genealogy, Note, 192 
Brewster, Mass., Records of the First 

Parish, 33, 93, 146 
Bridgewater, Mass., Vital Records, 

55 
Brown, James, Will and Inventory 

of, 163 
Browne, John, Deed to Peter Hunt, 

108 
Bumpus-Eaton-Crossman Note, 128 

Cabinet of Massachusetts Society, 

58, 123, 187, 250 
Cape Cod Town Record Fund, 63, 

128, 192, 253 



Cemetery Records: 

. Eastham, Mass., 123, 187 

Kingston, Mass., 20, S2, 167, 221 

Mansfield, Conn., 250 

Orleans, Mass., 77, 123 

Wellfleet, Mass., 250 
Chatham, Mass., Vital Records, 137 
Church, Col. Benjamin, Settiement 

of his Estate, 100 
Church, Capt. Edward, Estate of, 

135 

Church Records: 

Brewster, 33, 93, 146 

Eastham, 1S4, 227 

Harwich, 33, 93, 146 

Orleans, 1S4, 227 
Clarke, Thomas, Deed to John 

Allen, 107 
Cobb-Fuller Query, 64 
Cole- White Query, 64 
Colonial Research Fund, 128 
Connecticut Society, Members 

Elected, 60, 125 
Corsser-Cushman Query, 128 
Crossman-Eaton-Bumpus Note, 12S 
Crowell Note, 253 
Cushman-Corsser Query, 12S 
Cushman-Ring Query, 64 

Death Records from the Ancient 
Burial Ground at Kingston, 
Mass., 20, 82, 167, 221 
Death Records from the Cemetery 
near the Railroad Station at 
Orleans, Mass., yj 
Deeds — Grantees : 
Allen, John, 107 
Beare, Richard, 109 
Fobes, Edward, 1 
Hunt, Peter, 108 
Samson, James 2 , 225 
Deeds — Grantors : 
Browne, John, 108 
Clarke, Thomas, 107 
Mitchell, Experience, 1 
Rogers, Lieut. Joseph 2 , 109 
Samson, John 2 , 225 
Dennis, Mass., Vital Records, 3, 66, 
159 



VI 



Index of Subjects 



Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr., 91, 243 

District of Columbia Society, Mem- 
bers Elected, 126, 190 

District of Columbia Society, Offi- 
cers Elected, 190 

Donations to the Library and 
Cabinet of the Massachusetts 
Society, 58, 123, 1S7, 250 

Drew, John, Sr., of Halifax, Will and 
Inventory of, 114 

Eastham, Mass., Bill of Mortality in 

the South Parish of, 1S4, 227 
Eastham, Mass., Cemetery Records, 

123, 1S7 
Eastham, Mass., North Precinct 

Records, 23 1 
Eastham and Orleans, Mass., Vital 

Records, 12, 235 
Eaton-Crossman-Bumpus Note, 128 
Ellis-Griffith Query, 128 
England and Holland of the 

Pilgrims, 191 

Faxon, Sarah (Mullins) (Gannett) 
(Savill), Her Estate and the 
Estates of Her Father and Her 
Three Husbands, 37, 179 

Faxon, Thomas, Estate of, 37 

Fitch, Jabez, Jr., Diary of, 91, 243 

Fobes, Edward, Deed from Experi- 
ence Mitchell, 1 

Forefathers' Day Service of the 
Massachusetts Society, 123 

Foreign Research Fund, 127 

Fuller-Cobb Query, 64 

Fuller, Samuel, Letters to Gov. 
William Bradford, 79, 80, 81 

Gannett, Thomas, Will and Inven- 
tory of, 37 
Griffith-Ellis Query, 128 

Halifax, Mass., Vital Records, 48, 

62, no, 128, 192, 253 
Hammond-Samson Note, 254 
Harwich, Mass., Records of the 

First Parish, 33, 93, 146 
Harwich, Mass., Vital Records, 194 
Hatch, Samuel, Will and Inventory 

of, 29 
Hathaway-Randall Query, 128 
Hatherly, Timothy, Letter to Gov. 

William Bradford, 7 



Higgins Query, 192 

Holland and England of the Pil- 
grims, 191 

Hopkins Queries, 12S 

Howland, Jabez' 2 , Will and Inventory 
of, 19S 

Hunt, Peter, Deed from John 
Browne, 108 

Illinois Society-, Members Elected, 

60, 126, 190 
Illinois Society, Officers Elected, 60 
Illinois Society, Supplemental Lines 

Filed, 126 
Illustrations : 

Experience Mitchell's Deed to 

Edward Fobes, 1 
The Record of Governor Brad- 
ford's Baptism, 65 
The Marriage Records of Degory 

Priest and Isaac Allerton, 1 29 
The Marriage Record of William 
White, 193 
Index of Persons, 256 
Index of Places, 299 
Inventories, see Wills, Inventories, 
etc. 

Kingston, Mass., Death Records 
from the Ancient Burial 
Ground, 20, 82, 167, 221 

Letter Book of Gov. William Brad- 
ford, 5, 79 

Leyden, Mayflower Marriage Rec- 
ords at, 127, 129, 193 

Library of the Massachusetts So- 
ciety, 58, 123, 187, 250 

Linnell Genealogy, Note, 192 

Maine Society, Members Elected, 

62. 127, 191, 252 
Maine Society, Officers Elected, 191 
Maine Society, Supplemental Lines 

Filed, 191 
Mansfield, Conn., Cemetery Records, 

250 
Marriage Records at Leyden and 

Amsterdam, 127, 129, 193 
Marshneld, Mass., Vital Records, 

118, 131 
Massachusetts Society-, 58-60, 123, 

124, 187, 188, 250, 251 



Index of Subjects 



vu 



Massachusetts Society, Cabinet of, 

5 8, 123, 187, 250 
Massachusetts Society, Forefathers' 

Day Service of, 123 
Massachusetts Society, Library of, 

58, 123, 187, 250 
Massachusetts Society, Meetings of, 

58, 123 
Massachusetts Society, Members 

Elected, 59, 124, 188, 251 
Massachusetts Society, Officers 

Elected, 123 
Massachusetts Society, Supple- 
mental Lines Filed, 60, 124, 251 
"Mayflower," the ship, 58-60, 252, 

253 

Mayflower Marriage Records at 
Leyden and Amsterdam, 127, 
129, 193 

Mayo, Answer to Query, 64 

Michigan Society, Members Elected, 
62, 127 

Michigan Society, Officers Elected, 
61 

Middleborough, Mass., Vital Rec- 
ords, 239 

Mitchell, Experience, Deed to Ed- 
ward Fobes, with the Auto- 
graphs of John Alden, Jona- 
than 2 Alden and John* 2 Soule, 1 

Mullins, William 2 , His Estate and the 
Estates of His Daughter, Sarah 
(Mullins) (Gannett) (Savill) 
Faxon and Her Three Hus- 
bands, 37, 179 



New York Society, Members 

Elected, 188, 251 
New York Society, Supplemental 

Lines Filed, 189, 252 
Notes: 

Alden, Capt. Samuel 3 , 64 
Bradford, Maj. John, House of, 

252 
Bradford House Fund, 253 
Brewster Genealogy, 192 
Bumpus-Eaton-Crossman, 127 
Cape Cod Town Record Fund, 

63, 128, 192, 253 
Colonial Research Fund, 128 
Crossman-Eaton-Bumpus, 128 
Crowell, 253 
Eaton-Crossman-Bumpus, 128 



Notes. — Continued 

England and Holland of the 

Pilgrims, 191 
Halifax, Mass., Vital Recorus, 62, 

12S, 192, 253 
Hammond-Samson, 254 
Holland and England of the 

Pilgrims, 191 
Linnell Genealogy, 192 
Mayflower Marriage Records at 

Leyden and Amsterdam, 127 
Old Colony Town Record Fund, 

63, 12S, 192 
Samson-Hammond, 254 
Sears Bible Record, 255 
Soule-Stetson, 254 
Stetson-Soule, 254 
Truro, Mass., Vital Records, 63 

Ohio Society, Members Elected, 61, 

126 
Ohio Society, Officers Elected, 126 
Old Colony Town Record Fund, 

63, 100, 114, 128, 135, 192 
Orleans, Mass., Cemetery Records, 

77, 123 
Orleans, Mass., Church Records, 

184,227 
Orleans and Eastham, Mass., Vital 

Records, 12, 235 

Pennsylvania Society, Members 

Elected, 125, 189, 252 
Pennsylvania Society, Supplemental 

Lines Filed, 125, 252 
Pilgrim Notes and Queries, 62, 127, 

191, 252 
Plymouth Colony Deeds, 107 
Plymouth, Mass., Vital Records, 1 76, 

208 
Priest, Degory, Marriage Record of, 

129 

Queries : 

Cobb-Fuller, 64 
Cole-White, 64 
Corsser-Cushman, 128 
Cushman-Corsser, 128 
Cushman-Ring, 64 
Ellis-Griffith, 128 
Fuller-Cobb, 64 
Griffith-Ellis, 12a 
Hathaway-Randall, 128 
Higgins, 192 



Vlll 



Index of Subjects 



Queries. — Continued 
Hopkins, 128 
Randall-Hathaway, 128 
Ring-Cushman, 64 
Sears-Snow, 64 
Snow-Sears, 64 
Snow-Taylor, 64 
Taylor-Snow, 64 
Washburn, 192 
White-Cole, 64 

Randall-Hathaway Query, 128 
Reports from State Societies, 58, 

123, 1S7, 250 
Rhode Island Society, Members 

Elected, 61, 127, 191, 252 
Rhode Island Society, Officers 

Elected, 191 
Ring-Cushman Query, 64 
Rogers, Lieut. Joseph 2 , Deed to 

Richard Beare, 109 

Samson-Hammond Note, 254 
Samson, James 2 , Deed from John 2 

Samson, 225 
Samson, John 2 , Settlement of His 

Estate, 225 
Savill, William, Will and Inventory 

of, 37 
Sears Bible Record, 255 
Sears-Snow Query, 64 
Settlements of Estates, see Wills, 

Inventories, etc. 
Shirley, James, Letters to Gov. 

William Bradford, 5, 7 
Snow-Sears Query, 64 
Snow-Taylor Query, 64 
Soule, Deborah, Will and Inventory 

of, 210 
Soule, George 2 , Will and Inventory 

of, 210 
Soule, Nathaniel 2 , Settlement of His 

Estate, 72 
Soule-Stetson Note, 254 
Stetson-Soule Note, 254 

Taylor-Snow Query, 64 
Town Records (see also Church 
Records and Vital Records) : 
Wellfleet, 231 
Truro, Mass., Vital Records, 63 

United States, History of, 255 



Vital Records : 

Brewster, Mass., 33, 93, 146 
Bridge water, Mass., 55 
Chatham, Mass., 137 
Dennis, Mass., 3, 66, 159 
Eastham, Mass., 12, 123, 184, 187, 

227,235 
Halifax, Mass., 48, 62, no, 128, 

192, 253 
Harwich, Mass., 33, 93, 146, 194 
Kingston, Mass., 20, 82, 167, 221 
Marshfield, Mass., 11S, 131 
Middleborough, Mass., 239 
Orleans, Mass., 12, 77, 123, 184, 

227, 235 
Plymouth, Mass., 176, 208 
Yarmouth, Mass., 246 

Warren, Nathaniel 2 , His Surviving 

Children in 1690: 143 
Washburn Query, 192 
Wellfleet, Mass., Town Records, 231 
Wellfleet, Mass., Cemetery Records, 

250 
White-Cole Query*, 64 
White, William, Marriage Record 

of, 193 
Wills, Inventories and Settlements 
of Estates : 
Allerton, Isaac 2 , 173 
Brown, James. 163 
Church, Col. Benjamin, 100 
Church, Capt. Edward, 135 
Drew, John, Sr., 1 14 
Faxon, Sarah, 37, 179 
Faxon, Thomas, 37 
Gannett, Thomas, 37 
Hatch, Samuel, 29 
Howland, Jabez 2 , 198 
Mullins, William 2 , 37 
Samson, John 2 , 225 
Savill, William, 37 
Soule, Deborah, 210 
Soule, George 2 . 210 
Soule, Nathaniel 2 , 72 
Winslow, Edward, Letter to Gov. 

William Bradford et al., 80 
Wisconsin Society, Members 

Elected, 61, 126 
Wisconsin Society, Officers Elected, 
61 

Yarmouth, Mass., Vital Records, 
246 



The Mavflower Descendant, Vol. VII 



Plate I 



:?.■<;; 



gp *? asa? v^T^ff *£x 



3 £?&q m 



„T^f ^ *% j^p^^X^-- tpft.^ 









!Ss£ 



,'- »-~^ ^j(^/>' ^}.'/.y ^.,/^..,-_ t ,fj i^^^-^.i ^---f--~*'>-^^ "2<r;«"(*^i '■— < --^a 



^ «« 



~ft - .AA. 1 :'- 



^ :r: y/^.r \- 















i---^w, ~!> 



,vt^/ .» j,*^,-b-^ (**- *n?tf2*~ut. -J^.^V „,?<a| 



. /ft o i 






.* «.-ij_j ^ OT ^A-*/iei.^ .■ ^. ^>\^^^3 /--^ 









V-^,^ - ML-44 



)<-'- 






;- 



t,r- 



4V r 



EXPERIENCE MITCHELL'S DEED TO EDWARD FOBE3 



npHg Mayflower 

Descendant 



Vol. VU JANUARY, J905 No. \ 

A DEED FROM EXPERIENCE MITCHELL TO EDWARD 

FOBES WITH THE AUTOGRAPHS OF JOHN 

ALDEN, JONATHAN 2 ALDEN 

AND JOHN 2 SOULE 

Transcribed from the Original Document, 
By George Ernest Bowman 

Through the courtesy of Mr. Henry D. Forbes, of Boston, 
we are able to present, in the frontispiece of this number, a 
reproduction of a deed which bears a very interesting quartette 
of signatures, all written on the eighth of January, 1679/80. 
By this deed Experience Mitchell, who married Jane 2 Cooke 
{Francis 1 ), transferred land at Bridgewater to Edward Fobes. 
The deed was witnessed by John 2 Soule {George 1 ) and Jonathan 2 
Alden (JoJin 1 ), and it was acknowledged before John Alden. 
It therefore bears the autograph signatures of one May- 
flower passenger and of two sons and one son-in-law of 
Mayflower passengers. The deed has never been put on 
record. 



[Experience Mitchell to Edward Fobes] 

To all people to whom thes presents shall Come Experi- 
ence michell of the town of duxbury in the Jurisdiction of 
Ne[w] Plimoth In New Ingland planter sendeth greetting : 

Know yea that I the abovesd Exsperience Michell for and 
in Consideration of forty shilings of Curent pay of new Ingland 
to me paid in hand by Edward foabs of Bridgwater in the 
Jurisdiction aforesaid Copper : with w ch said sum of forty shil- 
lings I the abovesd Exsperience michell do acknowledge my 
self fully sattisfied Contented and paid the whole and every p* 



2 A Deed from Experience Mitchell to Edward Fobes 

& parcell thereof : and do by these p r sents acquite and dis- 
charge the abovesd Edward foabs he his heirs Executors and 
administrators for ever : and have frelly fully and absolutly 
Given granted Bargained sold allinated Enfeaffed and Con- 
firmed : and by these presents do Give grant bargaine sell 
allinate Enfeofe : and Confirm from me the abovesaid Exspe- 
rience michell and my heires unto him the said Edward ffoabs 
he his heirs and assigns for ever : all that my house lott or 
percell of land sittuate w th in the townshipe of Bridgwater 
afforsd Butting one the river on the notherly end and bounded 
by the lands of samuell Edson sen r one the westerly sid and by 
the Lands of Edward ffoabs one the Easterly sid Containeing 
six accers be it more or less : with all and singular the appur- 
tances Imunities and priviledges therunto belonging or any 
way apertaining to all or any p* or parcell thereof the said 
house lote or percell of land Containing six accers more or less 
settuate & bounded as aforsd . with all my said Right title and 
interest into all and every pt and percell thereof To have and 
to hold : the afforesaid houselote or percell of land Containing 
six accers more or less . butted and bounded as afforsd : and all 
my said right title and Interest of or into the abovesaid house 
lote or percell of land unto the said Edward ffoabs he his 
heirs & assigns for ever to the proper use & behoofe of the 
said Edward foabs he his heirs and assigns forever To be 
houlden according to the maner of East greenwich in the 
Countty of Kent in the Realme of Ingland in free and Com- 
mon soccage : and not in Capitie nor by knights servis . by 
the rents or servisses therof due and of right accostomed fre[e] 
and Cleare and Clearly acquitted of and from all other and 
former gifts grants bargains sailes leases morgages Intaills 
Joynters dowries Exstentes uses : and of and from all other 
titles trobles Charges demaunds and incombrances whatsoever 
had made suffered or done by me the abovesd Exsperience 
Michell my heirs or assigns or by any other parson or parsons 
Lawfully Claiming from by or under me or them or any of 
them : or by there act Title privitie or procurment Waranteing 
the sale & title hereof against all people whatsoever in by 
through or under me the said Exsperience michell or by my 
right or title : Claiming any right title or in enterest of or into 
the premisses or any part or percell therof whatsoever and 
that the said Edward ffoabs his heirs and assigns and every of 
them shall and may by vertue of these presents from time to 
time and all tims for ever hearaffter Lawfully peacablely and 
quietly have hold use occupie posess and Injoye all and singuler 



Dennis, Mass., Vital Records 



the beforgranted premises with theire and every of Rights titles 
and appurtanances and have and receive all the rents Issues 
and profits therof to his and theire one proper use and behoof 
for ever -.without any lawfull sut truble deniall interuption or 
disturbance of the said exsperience michell his heirs or assigns 
or any other parson or parsons whatsoever Claiming from by 
or under them or of them or by any of theire means act con- 
vent title interest privitie or procurm' Also the said Exsperience 
michcli duth Covenant and promise to & with the said Edward 
foabs that it shall and ma[y] be lawfull to & for the said Ed- 
ward foabs Etheir by himself or his atturnny to record and 
en role or Cause to be Recorded and enroled the title and tenor 
of these presents . in any of magesties Courts of records accord- 
ing to the ussuall manner and order of recording and enrolling 
Deeds and evidences in such Case made & provided and for 
the true performanc of the premises I the said Exsperience 
michell do bind my self my heirs Executors & adminestrators 
firmly by thes presents In witnes wherof I have hearunto set 
to my hand and seale this Eight of Jenuary one thousand six 
hundered seventy nine 

Sighed sealed & delivered Experine Michell (seal) 

In presence of us 
John Soule 
Jonathan alden 

this deed was acknowledged by Experine michell this : 8 : 
ii : 79 : 

before me John Alden 
Asist 



DENNIS, MASS., VITAL RECORDS 

(Continued from Vol. VI, p. 254) 

[p. 30] Jeremiah Howes and Prisciliah his wife the Births and Names 

of their Children 
Silvia Howes born 17 of Sep r 1768 
Jabez Howes i of Aug : 1770 
Kebeccah Howes born 21 of Aug . . 1772 
Prince Howes born 27 of July 1774 
Oren Howes born 7 of July, 1776 
Prisciliah Howes born 6 of Dc r 1778 
Martha Howes born 16 of Oc r 1781 



4 Dennis, Jfass., Vital Records 

Joshua Howes and Mercy his wife the Birth of and names of their 

Children 
Philip Howes born 25 of Sep 1 " 1763 
Eldredge Baker and Mercy his wife the Births and names of their 

Children is as follo[ws] 
Kezia Baker born 12 of Oc r 177 1 
Eldredge Baker born 19 of July 1773 
Scotter Baker born 6 of Jan : 17 So 
Mercy Baker born 15 of June 17S6 
Thomas Newcomb and Sarah his wife the Births and names of their 

Children 
Joshua Newcomb born 4 . of April 1768 
William Newcomb born 1 . of Sep . . 1773 died 16 Oc r 1773 
Benjamin Howes and Betty his wife the Births and names of their 

Children 
Reuben Howes born 15 of Jan . . 1768 
Tamsen Howes born 8 of Dc r 1769 
Elizabath Howes bom 18 of Jun 1773 

[p. 31] Barnabas Hall and Mary his wife the Births and names of 

their Children 
Hannah Hall born 24 of No r 1768 
Hepzibah Hall born 15 of July 1771 
Mary Hall born 20 of Aug . . 1773 
Chloe Hall born iS of Aril* 1775 
Rebeccah Plall born 16 of Aug . . 1777 
Barnabas Hall born 24 of Aug . . 1779 
by his scond wife Rebeccah 
Priscillah Hall born 14 of July 1784 
Josiah Hall and Fear his Wife A Record of the Births and Names of 

their Children. 
Betty Hall born 28 of April 1766 

Josiah Hall born 9 of Nov r 1768 and died 26 of Jan r 1769 
Jesse Hall born 23 of Jan r 1770 
Josiah Hall bom 17 of Jan r 1772 
Judah Hall born 12 of Feb r 1774 
Levina Hall born 29 of Oct 1 " 1776 
Reuben Hall born 19 of Oct r 1778 
Isaac Hall born 8 Feb r 17S1 
Sarah Hall born 20 of Dec r 1783 
Daniel Howes and Sarah his Wife A Record of the Births and 

Names of their Children. 
Daniel Howes born 5 of July 1767 
Desire Howes born 6 of May 1769 
Moody Howes born 14 of Decr. 1770 
Sally Howes born 18 of Oct r 1772 
Collins Howes born 12 of April 1775 

* *' Jan " crossed out and " Aril " interlined in the same hand and ink. 



Governor Bradford's Letter Book 5 

Lucy Howes born 21 of March 1778 

Reuben Howes born 14 of Nov r 1780 

John * Cash and Thankfull his Wife A Record o». the Births and 

Names of their Children. 
Benjamin Cash born 6 of March 1768 
Stephen Cash born 5 of Sept r 1770 
I hn ("ash born iS of July 1772 
Samuel Cash born 6 of August 1773 
Thankfull Cash born 18 of March 1775 
Samuel Cash born 18 of March 1779 

( To be continued ) 



GOVERNOR BRADFORD'S LETTER BOOK 

{Continued from Vol. VI, J>. 2/5) 

BUT now I will return again to Mr. Shirley's letters, and 
see what he saith to our last agreement. 



To his worthy and approved loving friend, Mr. William Brad- 
ford, Govcrnonr of Plymouth in New England, these, 

Most worthy Sir, and my continual loving friend 
Mr. Bradford, 

Your letters of the 21st of May, from Plymouth, and of 
the 6th of Sept. 1629 from Salem, I have received, whereby 
I understand of your health and welfare, and all your friends, 
for which great mercies and blessings, the Lord make us thank- 
ful, for answer of your loving letter and the many thanks for 
small courtesies, I say, in a word, I would I had power and 
ability to do for you and all honest men with you, according 
to my will and desire ; but though I came short in the former, 
I hope the Lord will continue my love in affection, and that 
you will accept of what I can do : Your deputation we have 
received, and the goods have been taken up and sold, by your 
faithful agent, Mr. Allerton, myself having been in Holland 
near three month this summer, at Amsterdam and other places, 
about my affairs : I see further the agreement you have made 
with the generality, in which I cannot understand but you 
have done very well, both for them and you, and also for your 
friends at Leyden ; Mr. Beauchamp, Mr. Andrews, Mr. Hatherly 

•The word " Dennis " was written before John in a different hand. 



6 Governor Bradford 's Letter Book 

and myself, do so like it and approve of it, as we are willing- to 
join with you in it, and, as it shall please God to direct and 
enable us, will be assisting and helpful to you the best that 
possibly we can : Nay, had you not taken this course, I do 
not see how you should have accomplished the end you first 
aimed at, and some others endeavoured these years past : We 
know it must keep us from the profit, which otherwise, by the 
blessing of God and your endeavours, might be gained ; for 
most of those which came in May last unto you, as also these 
now sent, though I hope honest and good people, yet not like 
to be helpful to raise profit ; but rather, nay certain, must, a 
good while, be chargeable to you and us ; at which it is likely, 
had not this wise and discreet course been taken, many of 
your generality would have grudged : Again you say well in 
your letter (and I make no doubt but you will perform it) that 
now being but few on whom the burden must be, you will 
both manage it the better and set to it more cheerfully, having 
no discontents nor contradiction, but so lovingly join together 
in affection and counsel, as God no doubt but will bless and 
prosper your honest labours and endeavours : and therefore in 
all respects I do not see but you have done marvellously, dis- 
creetly and advisedly, and no doubt but it gives all parties good 
content, I mean that are reasonable and honest men, such as 
make conscience in giving the best satisfaction they are able 
for their debt, and that regard not their own particular so much 
as the accomplishing of that good end for which this business 
was first intended. 

Sir, for our business I shall refer you to our general letter, 
which way of advice I would entreat you to use and write a 
general letter, naming therein Mr. Beauchamp, Mr. Andrews, 
and Mr. Hatherly with myself, though, this time, they did not, 
nay, Mr. Hatherly would but could not write to you. Sir, I 
must of force break off. My wife desires to be remembered 
to you and yours, and I think she hath put up a small token 
(as a pair of stockings) for you ; thus desiring the Lord to 
bless and prosper you, and all your, and our honest endeavours, 
I ever rest 

Your unfeigned, and ever loving friend, 
JAMES SHIRLEY. 
March 8, Anno 1629. 

P. S. Mr. Bradford, give me leave to put you in mind of one 
thing ; here are many of your Leyden people now come over, 
and though I have ever had good thoughts of them, yet believe 
not every one, what they shall report of Mr. Allerton ; he hath 



Governor Bradford 's Letter Book 7 

been a trusty honest friend to you all, either there or here : 
And if any do (as I know some of them are apt to speak ill of 
him) believe them not. Indeed they have been unreasonably 
chargeable, yet grudge and are not ' contended : Verily their 
indiscreet carriage here hath so abated my affection towards 
them, as were Mrs. Robinson well over, I would not disburse 
(•no penny for the rest. 



This offence was given by some of them, which redounded 
to the prejudice of the whole; and indeed our friends which 
.sent this latter company were to blame ; for they now sent all 
the weakest and poorest, without any of note and better dis- 
cretion and government amongst them, contrary to our minds 
and advice ; for they thought, if these were got over, the other 
might come when they would ; but partly this distaste, but 
especially the great charge, which both these companies came 
to, coming so near together, put a bar in the way : for though 
this company were the fewer in number, yet their charge came 
to an iool more. And notwithstanding this indiscretion, yet 
they were such as feared God, and were to us both welcome 
and useful, for the most part ; they were also kept at our charge 
eighteen months, and all new appareled and all other charges 
defrayed. 

Another of Mr. Shirley's, to our worthy and beloved friends 
Mr. William Bradford Govemour, and the rest of our 
loving partners, these, at PlymontJi in New Engla?id. 
MOST worthy and loving friends Mr. Bradford, Mr. Brew- 
ster, Captain Standish, and Mr. Winslow, with the rest ; you 
may marvel I join you all in one letter, having many letters 
from you : But Mr. Allerton.may make excuse for me in this 
particular; it is true I have had some of your letters in July 
and some since by Mr. Peirce, but till our main business, the 
patent, was granted, I could not set my mind nor pen to writ- 
ing; and Mr. Allerton was so turmoiled about it, and found 
so many difficulties and oppositions, as verily I would not, nay, 
could not, have undergone it, if I might have had a thousand 
pounds ; but the Lord so blessed his labours (even beyond ex- 
pectation in these evil days) as he obtained love and favour 
of great men in repute and place; he got granted from the 
Karl of Warwick and Sir Ferdinando Gorges all Mr. Winslow 
desired in his letters to me, and more also, which I leave him 
to relate : Then he sued to the King; to confirm their errant 



8 Governor Bradford's Letter Book 

and to make you a Corporation, and so to enable you to make 
and execute laws in such large and ample manner, as the 
Salem or Massachusetts plantation hath it, which the King 
graciously granted, referring it to the Lord Keeper to give 
order to the solicitor to to draw it up, if there were a precedent 
for it ; so the Lord Keeper (the best of his rank) furthered it 
all he could, and also the solicitor ; but as Festus said to Paul, 
with no small sum obtained I this freedom, for by the way 
there were many riddles which must be resolved, and many 
locks must be opened with the silver, nay, the golden key ; 
then it was to come to the Lord Treasurer, to have his warrant 
for freeing the custom for a certain time ; but he would not 
do it but referred it to the Council Table, and there Mr. 
Allerton attended, day by day, that they sat, and made great 
means and friends, both of Lords and secretaries, for the fur- 
therance of it, but they were so full of other great matters, 
as he could not get his, or rather Mr. Bradford's petition read, 
and (by reason of Mr. Peirce, his being and staying with all 
the passengers at Bristol, even ready to set sail, and the wind 
good) he was forced to leave the further tending and prosecut- 
ing of it to a solicitor, and come for Bristol ; but there is no 
fear nor doubt but it will be granted ; for he hath the chief of 
them to friend ; yet it will be marvellous needful for him to 
return by the first ships that come from thence, for if you had 
this granted, then were you complete, and might bear such 
sway and government, as were fit for your rank and place that 
God hath called you unto, and stop the mouths of base and 
scurrilous fellows, that are ready to question and threaten you 
in every action you do : And besides, if you have the custom 
free for seven years inward and twenty-one years outward, the 
charge of the patent will soon be recovered, and there is no 
fear of obtaining it ; only such things must work by degrees, 
men cannot hasten it as they would ; wherefore we (I write 
here, in the behalf of all our partners) desire you to be earnest 
with Mr. Allerton, and with his wife here to come, and she to 
spare him this one year (nay I hope but a few months more) 
to finish this great and weighty business, which we conceive 
will be much for your good and well and sure subsisting, yea, 
and I hope for your posterity, and for many generations to 
come ; for I am persuaded Sir Ferdinando (how loving and 
friendly soever he seems to be) knows he can, nay, purposeth 
to overthrow, at his pleasure, all the patents he grants, but, 
this being obtained, he will be frustrate of his intent ; and 
unless a Parliament should call them in (which is not likely) 



Governor Bradford's Letter Book 9 

you need not fear, as Mr. Allerton can further certify you, 
and so much for this *costly and tedious business ; now I see 
what most of your letters signify unto me, concerning the con- 
tracting of ourselves into a fewer number for the managing of 
our business and paying of our debts, which I confess are great 
and needful to be carefully considered of ; and no doubt but 
we,- joining in love, may soon overcome them, but we must 
follow it roundly and to purpose, for if we piddle out the time 
in our trade, others will step in and nose us ; but we know and 
consider you have that acquaintance and experience as none 
the like in the country ; wherefore, loving friends and partners, 
be no ways discouraged with the greatness of the debt (of 
which I refer you to the accounts, being the only cause of my 
being at Bristol, and, if time permit and God enable me, shall 
be brought in some good and plain form) let us not fulfil the 
proverb, bestow twelve pence on a purse, and put sixpence in 
it ; but as you and we have been at great charge, and under- 
gone much for settling of you there, and to gain experience ; 
so, as God shall please to enable us, let us make use of it and 
not think with 50L a year sent you over, to raise such means 
as to pay our debts. f We see a possibility of good, if you be 
well supplied and fully furnished, and chiefly, if you do lovingly, 
and as you do (and well you do) profess to be brethren, so say 
as Abraham said to Lot, let there be no contention because 
we are brethren : I know I write to godly, wise, and under- 
standing men, such as have learned to bear one another's in- 
firmities and rejoice at any one's prosperity ; and if I were able 
I would press this the more, because it is hoped by some of 
your and our enemies, that you will fall out amongst yourselves 
and so overthrow our hopeful business ; nay, I have heard it 
credibly reported, that some have said that till you be disjointed, 
by discontents and factions amongst yourselves, it boots not 
for any to go over, in hope of getting or doing good in these 
parts ; but we hope better things of you, and that you will not 
only bear with one another, and persuade, and that effectually, 
one another to the contrary, but that you will banish such 
thoughts, and not suffer them to lodge in your breasts ; it is 
certain offences will come, but wo unto them, by whom they 
come, and blessed is the peace maker ; which blessedness I 
know you all desire, and God grant you may disappoint the 
hopes of your foes and procure the hearty desire of yourselves 
and friends in this particular. I am further to acquaint you 

* It was costly indeed, in the conclusion. 

t Here the sum of the debts and other things were blotted out again. 



IO Governor Bradford's Letter Book 

that we have sent you a large supply for your magazine, or 
trade, and also that we have thought good to join with one 
Edward Ashley (a man I think whom most of you know) but 
it is only of that place whereof he hath a patent, in Mr. Beau- 
champ's name ; and to that end have furnished him with large 
provisions ; now if you please to be partners with us in this, 
we are willing you shall, for after we understood how willing 
and forward, Bristol men, and, as I hear, some able men of his 
own kindred have been, to stock and supply him, hoping of 
profit, we thought fit for us to lay hold of such an opportunity, 
and a kind of running plantation, rather than other who have 
not borne the burden of settling a plantation, as we have done ; 
and he, on the other side, like an understanding young man, 
thought it better to join with those that had means by a plan- 
tation, to supply and back him there, rather than strangers, 
that look but only after profit : Indeed the Salem partners 
here, as Mr. Humfries, Mr. Johnson ; but chiefly Mr. Cradock 
and Mr. Winthrop, would fain have joined with him, and, when 
that could not be, with us, in that business ; but we not 
willing, and they failing they said he would strip them of all 
trade in those parts ; and therefore they so crossed him and us 
in the taking of the patent, as we could not have it, but to join 
their name with ours in it, though Knights, and men of good 
rank and near the King, spake in his behalf ; and this I con- 
ceive they did only to bring it to pass, that they might join 
with us : Now it is not known that you are partners with 
him, or you and we joined partners with him, but only we four, 
Mr. Andrews, Mr. Beauchamp, and myself and Mr. Hatherley, 
who desired to have the patent in consideration of our great 
loss we have already sustained in settling of the first plantation 
there ; so in conclusion we agree together to take it in both 
our names. And now as I said before, if you please to join 
with us, we are willing you should partake with us in the 
profits, if it please God to send any : Mr. Allerton had no 
power from you to make this new contract, neither was he 
willing to do anything therein without your consent and appro- 
bation. Mr. William Peirce is joined with us in this, and we 
thought it very convenient because of landing Edward Ashley 
and his goods there, if it please God, wind and weather serving, 
as I hope it will, and he will bend his course accordingly ; he 
hath a new boat hence with him and boards to make another ; 
and as I think four or five lusty fellows, whereof one is a car- 
penter : Now in case you are not willing to join in this partic- 
ular with us, fearing the charge and doubting the success, yet 



Governor Bradford 's Letter Book 1 1 

thus much we would entreat of you to afford him all the help 
you can either by men, commodities or boats, yet not but that 
he will jKiy you for any thing that he hath ; for I will and so 
desire you to keep the accounts apart, though you join with 
us ; because there is (as you see) other partners in this, than 
in the other ; so, for all men's wages, boats hire, or commodities 
which he shall have of you, make him debtor for it, and what 
you shall have of him, make the plantation or yourselves, 
del)* crs for it to him; and so there need be no mingling of 
the accounts. And now loving friends and partners, if you 
join in Edward Ashley's patent and business (as I cannot see 
but it is for your good to do) though we have laid out the 
money and taken up much to stock this business and the other, 
yet I think it conscionable and reasonable that you should bear 
your shares and proportion of the stock, if not by present 
money yet by securing us, for so much as it shall come to ; 
for it is not barely the interest that is to be allowed, and con- 
sidered of but the adventure ; though I hope by the blessing of 
God and your honest endeavours, it may soon be payed ; the 
years that this partnership holds is not long nor many, let all 
therefore lay it to heart, and make the best use of the time 
that possibly we can ; and let every man set too his shoulder 
and the burden will be the lighter, for though some speak or 
write not of it, but are contented to do as I do, and wholly 
rely on me, yet I would be loath they should think themselves 
hardly dealt with all ; but I know you are so honest and con- 
scionable men, as you will take it into consideration and return 
such answer as may give good satisfaction ; there is none of us 
would have ventured as we do, were it not to strengthen, settle, 
and do you good, more than our own particular profit : Mr. 
Fogge, Mr. Coalson, and Mr. Thomas, though they seemed 
earnest to be partners, yet when they saw the debt and charge 
fell themselves off, and left you, us, and the business ; but some 
though honest, yet I think they minded their own particular 
profit so much, as both you and we may be glad we are rid of 
them : For Mr. Collier verily I could have wished it would 
have sorted with his other affairs, to have been one of us, but 
he could not spare money, and we thought it not reasonable to 
take in any partner, unless he were willing and able to spare 
money, and to lay down his portion of the stock ; however, 
account of him as a sure friend, both ready and willing to do 
you all the offices of a firm friend. There is no possibility of 
doing any good in buying the debt for the purchase, I know 
some will not rebate the interest, and therefore let it run its 



12 East ham a?id Orleans ', Mass., Vital Records 

course, they are to be paid yearly, and so I hope they shal w 
according to the agreement. I have much more to write but 
want time, and so must be forced abruptly to break off, desiring 
the Lord to bless you, and us all, and all our honest endeavours, 
and grant that our loves and affections, may still be united and 
knit together in the Lord ; and so we rest your ever loving 
friends, 

JAMES SHIRLEY, 
TIMOTHY HATHERLEY. 
Bristol, March 19, Anno 1629. 

(7b be continued) 



EASTHAM AND ORLEANS, MASS., VITAL RECORDS 

(Continued from Vol. VI, p. 207) 

[p. 51] [*] was maried the first day of May in the year 1684 Joseph 

Meyrick Died June 15 1737 
Elizabeth Merrick the daughter of Joseph merrick was borne the first 

day of Jenuarie in the yeare : 1685 : 
Mar}' Merick the daughter of Joseph Merick was borne the . 7 th . day 

of May 16S7 
Joseph Merick a son borne Named Joseph March the 8 th : i6*;> 
William : Meyrick the Son of Joseph : and Elizebeth Meyrick was 

borne at Eastham : the twenty sixth : day of January : in the 

year 1692 : 93 
Isaac Meyrick the Son of Joseph and Elizebeth Meyrick was borne 

at Eastham : the twelfth day of august in the year one thousand 

six hundred ninety and nine 1699 
Thomas ffreeman Jun r of Harwich and Mary Smith of Eastha were 

maryed on the seventeenth day of October 1707 by Joseph 

Doan Esqu r 
William Baker and Bennet Smith were marryed by Capta Sparrow 

august y e 2 : 1705 
John Ellis and Martha Severence were married by Capta Sparrow 

June y e 21 st : 1706 
Thomas ffreeman and Bathsheba Mayo were married by Capta 

Sparrow august y e 22 nd : 1706 
Theophilus Mayo and Rebecca Smith were married by Capta Spar- 
row august y e 16 th 1705 
Asa Mayo the Son of Theophilus and Rebcca mayo was Born at 

Eastham July y e 29 th 1706 

* The top of this leaf has been cut off. 



East ham and Orleans, Mass., Vital Records 13 

Isaac Mayo the Son of Theophilus and Rebecca Mayo was Born 

at Kastham the sixteenth day of June anno domini 1708 
Rebecca Mayo the daughter of Theophilus and Rebecca Mayo was 

Born at Eastham on the secund day of december anno dom : 

17 10 
Ebenezer Mayo the son of Theophilus and Rebecca mayo was Born 

at Eastham on the first day of march anno domini : 17 12/13 
Experience Mayo the daughter of Theophilus and Rebecca Mayo 

was Born at Eastham on the third day of april anno domini 17 16 
Theophilus Mayo the son of Theophilus and Rebecca Mayo was 

Born at Eastham the seventeenth day of September [ann]o 

domini 17 18 
[wor;f)\\ Mayo the daughter of Theophilus and Rebecca [Mayo] was 

Born at Eastham July y e 30 th 1721 
\u'orn~\ Mayo was Born September y e 22 : 1724 and dyed October 

ye x ^th following 
look in the new book 

[Pages 52-63 are missing.] 

[p. 64] Joseph Harding and Bethiah Cook ware rnareied the fourth 

Day of Apreill in the yeare on thousand Six hundered & Sixty 
Martha Harding the daughter of Joseph Harding was borne the 

thirteenth day of december on thousand Six hundred and Sixty 

two. 
Mary Harding the daughter of Joseph Harding was borne the 19 th 

of August 1665 
Joseph Harding the sonne of Joseph Harding was borne the eight 

of July 1667 
Josiah Harding the sonne of Joseph Harding was borne the 15 of 

August 1669 
Maziah harding the sonne of Joseph harding was borne the first 

day of November in the yeare 1671* 
John harding the sonne of Joseph harding Was borne the 9 th day of 

October in the yeare 1673 
Joshua Harding the son of Joseph Harding was borne the 15 th day 

of feburarie in the year : 1675 
Nathannel Harding the sonn of Joseph Harding was borne the 2^ 

day of december in the yeare : 1674 f 
Abiah Harding the son of Joseph Harding was borne the : 26 th -; of 

Jenua[rie] 1679 
Samuel Harding the sonne of Joseph harding was borne the first day 

of September : 1683 
John Harding the son of Joseph Harding Dyed the fourteenth Day 

of June in the year 1697 
Moses Hatch and m rs Hannah Banges were married by M r Samuell 

Treat the twenty-third day of June anno don : 17 12 

* The " 1 " was written over " 3." t Sic 



14 East ham and Orleans, Mass., Vital Records 

Eliezer Rogers and Martha young were married by M r Samuell Treat 
y e twenty secund day of august Anno Dom 11712 

[p. 65] Clarke Snow and Anna Cooke was Marryed the iS th of 

January 1654 
Anna Snow the daughter of Marke Snow was borne the 7 th of July 

1656 
Anna Sow * the wife of Marke Snow Desessed the 25 th of July 1656 
Elizabeth Snow the daughter of marke Snow died the 18 th of Jenuarie 

1675 
Mark Snow the sonne of Nicholas Snow was borne the : 9 th : of May : 

1628 : 
Jane prence the daughter of M r Thomas prence was borne the first 

day of November in the yeare : 1637 
Jabez Snow the Son of Jabez and Elisabeth Snow was Born at 

Eastham July y e 22 th 1696 
Joshua Snow the Son of Jabez and Elisabeth Snow was Born at 

Eastham March y e 12 th 1700 
Elisabeth Snow the Daughter of Jabez and Elisabeth Snow was Born 

at Eastham October y e 8^ 170ft] 
Silvanus Snow the Son of Jabez and Elisabeth Snow was born at 

Eastham febuary : y e i6 ,h : Anno : 170* 
Tabitha Snow the Daughter of Jabez and Elisabeth Snow was Born 

at Eastham march y e 21 th Anno dom : 17 of 
Samuell Snow the Son of Jabez and Elisabeth Snow was Born at 

Eastham on the 22 nd day of January Anno dom : 17 of 
Edward Snow the Son of Jabez and Elisabeth Snow was born at 

Eastham may y e 18 th Anno 17 11 
M r Jabez Snow Se r Died October : y e : 14 : 1750 
M rs Elisabath Snow Died March : y e : 3 : 1755 

[p. 65a] Marke Snow : & Jane Prence ware mareied the ninth of 

Jenuary one thousand Six hunderd & Sixti 
Marke Snow had a daughter named Mar)* was borne the last day 

of November 1661 in the yeare one Thousand Six hundred 

Sixty one 
Nicholas Snow the sonne of Marke Snow was borne the Six of 

December 1663 
Elizabeth Snow the daughter of Marke Snow was borne the 9 th of 

r May 1666 
Thomas Snow the sonne of Mark Snow was borne the 6 th of August 

1668 
Sarah Snow the daughter of Mark Snow was borne the 10 th of May 

1671 
Mark Snow a sonn Named prence borne the twenty second day of 

May in the yeare 1674 

*Sic. 

t The last figure is doubtful, but probably is a " 2 " written over some other 
figure. 



East ham and Orleans, Mass., Vital Records 15 

Mark Snow an other daughter Named Elizabeth borne the two and 

twentieth of June : 1676 and died the 22 th of march in the 

year : 1677 : 78 
Hannah Snow the daughter of Mark Snow was borne the : 16 th : of 

September : 1679 
Benjamin Higens and Sarah ffreeman ware Married the two and 

twentieth day of may 1701 
Priscilla Higgins the daughter of Beniamin and Sarah Higgins was 

Born at Eastham the seventeenth day of November 1702 
Thomas Higgins the son of Beniamen and Sarah Higgins was Born 

at East ham June the 24 th 1704 
Sarah Higgins the daughter of Beniamin and Sarah Higgins was 

Born at Eastham July y e 13 th 1706 
Paul Higgins the son of Benjamin and Sarah Higgins was Born at 

Eastham the 25 th day of June Anno Dom 1708 
Reliance Higgins the daughter of Benjamin and Sarah Higgins was 

Born the thirteenth day of may anno dom 17 10 
Elisabeth Higgins the daughter of Beniamin and Sarah Higgins was 

Born at Eastham the first day of aprill 17 12 
Experience Higgins the Daughter of Beniamin and Sarah Higgins 

was Born at Eastha the 31 th day of January anno dom : 1713/1 14 
Beniamin Pliggins the son of Beniamin and Sarah Higgins was Born 

at Eastham on the first day of march anno Domini : 17 15/16 
Thankfull Higgins the Daughter of Beniamin and Sarah Higgins 

was Born at Eastham on y e 28 th day of October anno domini : 

1717 
look in the new Book for y e rest 

[p. 65b] Joshua Hopkins and Mary Cole wear maried the : 26 th : 

day of May : 1681 
John Hopkins the sonne of Joshua Hopkins was borne the : 16 of 

aprill . 16S+ : 
abigael Hopkins the daughter of Joshua was borne the : 9 th day of 

March : 168J 
Joshua Hopkins a sonne borne Named Elisha the 17 th of december : 

1688 : 
Liddiah the daughter of Joshuah and Mary Hopkins was born at 

Eastham April the i st 1692 
Mary the Daughter of Joshuah and Mary Hopkins was born at 

Eastham the 20 th of Januarie : 1694/5 
Joshuah Hopkins the Son of Joshuah & Mary Hopkins was born at 

Eastham the 20 th of febuarie : 1697/8 
Hannah the Daughter of Joshuah and Mary Hopkins was born the 

25 th of march 1700 
John Hopkins dyed the 24 th of June 1700 
Phebe the daughter of Joshuah and Mary Hopkins was born the 11 th 

of march 1702 
Sarah Snow the daughter of Stephen and Margeret Snow was Born 

at Eastham on y e 13 th of february ano Domini 17 12 



1 6 Eastham and Orleans, Mass., Vital Records 

Stephen Snow Jun r and Margeret Elkens were married at Eastham 

by m r Samuel Treat the 12 th day of July 1705 
Margeret Snow the Daughter of Stephen & margeret Snow was Born 

at Eastham the 14 th day of may anno Dom 1706 
Stephen Snow the Son of Stephen and Margeret Snow was Born at 

Eastham on y e twenty first day of march Anno dom 1708 
Lidiah Snow the daughter of Stephen and Margeret Snow was Born 

at Eastham march y e 26 th 17 10 
Elkins Snow the Son of Stephen and Margeret Snow was Born at 

Eastham march y e 24 th 17 13/14 
Jane Snow the Daughter of Stephen and Margeret Snow was Born 

at Eastham april y e 22 th 17 16 
Robert Snow the Son of Stephen and Margeret Snow was Born at 

Eastham february y e 22 th 17 17/18 
John Snow the Son of Stephen and Margeret Snow was Born at 

Eastham march y e 30 th 1720 
Mercy Snow was Born at Eastham on the twenty- fourth day of 

february anno dom : 172 1/2 
Ruth Snow the Daughter of Stephen and Margeret Snow was Born 

at Eastham on y e Eleventh day of December anno domini 

1725 

[p. 66] Johnathan Higens & Elizebeth Rogers ware marreid the 

ninth of Jenuary one thousand Six hunderd & Sixti 
Steven Hopkins and Maty Merrek weare maried the three and 

twentieth Day of May in the yeare 1667 : 
Elizabeth hopkins the Daughter of Steven Hopkins was borne the 

last weeke in June in the yeare . 1668 
Steaven Hopkins a sonn borne named Steaven about the midle of 

July in the yeare 1670 
Judah Hopkins the sonne of Steven Hopkins was borne about the 

midle of Jenuary .1677 
Ruth Hopkins the daughter of Steven Hopkins was borne about the 

begin ing of November in the year .1674 
Samuel Hopkins the sonne of Steven Hopkins was borne the midle 

of march . 1682 
Nathanel Hopkins the sonne of Steven Hopkins was borne about 

the midle of march in the year . 1684 
Joseph Hopkins the sonne of Steven Hopkins was borne in the 

year .1688 
Benjamin Hopkins the sonne of Steven Hopkins was borne the 

midle of feburary : 1690 : 
Mary Hopkins the daughter of Steven Hopkins was borne the . 15 th . 

day of aprill 1692 
Stephen Hopkins and Bethya Atkins ware married the Seaventh 

day of april : 1701 
Simon Newcome and Hannah Carter were Married at Eastham by 

mr Treat the 15 th day of august 1705 



East ham and Orleans, Mass., Vital Records ij 

[p. 67] John Snow and Mary Smale weare Maried the : 19 th of 

September : 1667 
Hannah Snow the daughter of John Snow was borne the 26 th of 

agust in the yeare : 1670 : 
Mary Snow the daughter of John Snow was borne the 10 th of march : 

1672 
abi^aell Snow the daughter of John Snow was borne the 14 th of 

October in the yeare 1673 
Isaace Snow the the sonne of John Snow was borne the : 10 th of 

agust : 1 683 
Lydia Snow the daughter of John Snow was borne the 29 th day of 

September in the year; 1685 
Elisha Snow the Sonne of John Snow was borne the tenth day of 

Jenuary in the year i6Sf 
pheby Snow the daughter of John Snow was borne the 27 th day of 

June in the year 1689 
David Doane and Doritha Horton ware Married the 30 th day of 

September : 1701 
Jonathan Doan the son of David and Doritha Doan was Born at 

Eastham the seventh day of July 1702 
Hannah Doan the Daughter of David and Doritha Doan was Born at 

Eastham march the 5 th 17 of 
Keziah Doane the Daughter of David and Doritha Doane was Born 

at Eastham may y e 26 th 1706 
John Doane the son of David and Doritha Doane was Born at 

Eastham may y e 3 d : 1708 
Nathan Doane the son of David and Doritha Doane was Born at 

Eastham June y e 17 th 17 10 

[p. 67a] John Banges & Hannah Smaly ware mareid the twenty third 

of Jenuary one thousand Six hunderd & Sixti 
Rebeckah Snow the daughter of John Snow was borne the 23 day of 

July in the yeare : 1676 
John Snow the sonne of John Snow was borne the 3 rd of may in the 

yeare : 1678 
John Collins and Hannah Doane ware Married : the 12 th Day of 

february : 170^ 
Solomon Collins the son of John and Hannah Collins was Born at 

Eastham the sixth day of febuary anno Domini 1703/4 
Samuell Collins the son of John and Hannah Collins was Born at 

Eastham November y e 26 th : 1705 
Martha Collins the daughter of John and Hannah Collins was Born 

at Eastham January y e 26 th 1707/8 
John Collins the son of John and Hannah Collins was Born at 

Eastham the secund day of November Anno : Domini : 1709 
Hannah Collins the daughter of John and Hannah Collins was Born 

at Eastham November y c 2 nd : 1711 
Joseph Collins the son of John and Hannah Collins was Born at 

Eastham august y e 14 th 17 13 



1 8 EastJiam and Orleans, Mass. y Vital Records 

David Collins the son of John and Hannah Collins was Born at 

Eastham about the 20 th day of april anno domini 17 15 
Joshua Harding and Sarah Smith were maried at Eastham June 26 

1702 
Theodore Harding the Son of Joshuah and Sarah Harding was born 

at Eastham the twentytifth day of may 1705 
Seth Harding the Son of Joshua and Sarah Harding was Born on 

the Secund day of January anno 1707/8 
Gideon Harding the Son of Joshua and Sarah Harding was born at 

Eastham : July y e 14 th 17 11 
Seth Harding the Son of Joshua and Sarah Harding dyed the third 

day of April anno domini : 17 21 

[p. 68] Daniel Smith and Mary Younge was Maried the 3 rd day of 

March . 1676 
daniel Smith the son of daniel Smith was borne the 8 th day of 

Jenuarie . 1678 : 
Content Smith the daughter of daniel Smith was borne the 8 th day 

of June : 16S0 : 
abigael Smith the daughter of daniel Smith was borne the the last 

day of aprill in the year : 1683 : 
James Smith the son of daniel Smith was borne the last week in 

aprill in the year : 1685 : 
Nathanel Smith the son of daniel Smith was borne the last week of 

October in the year : 1687 : 
Mary Smith the daughter of dan 11 Smith dyed febuary y e 16 th 1705/6 
Mary Smith the daughter of daniel and mary Smith was borne at 

Eastham : the Eighth : day of January : i6q§ 
Elisha Higgins and Jane Collens were maried at Eastham September 

the 30 th 1 701 
Elisha Higgins the son of Elisha and Jane Higgins was Born at 

Eastham the third day of January anno dom 1 701/2 
Martha Higgins the daughter of Elisha and Jane Higgins was Born 

at Eastham y e fifth clay of January anno Dom 1703/4 
Beriah Higgins the son of Elisha and Jane Higgins was Born at 

Eastham the fifteenth day of January anno Dom : 1705/6 
Alice Higgins the Daughter of Elisha and Jane Higgins was Born 

at Eastham the 22 th day of November Anno Dom 1707 
Apphya Higgins the daughter of Elisha and Jane Higgins was Born 

at Eastham on the twenty secund day of November Anno : 

Dom 1709 
Jonathan Higgins the son of Elisha and Jane Higgins was Born at 

Eastham October y e 8 th : anno Dom : 1711 
Elisebeth Higgins the Daughter of Elisha and Jane Higgins was 

Born at Eastham 17 13 
the rest in y* new Book 
Thomas Howse of yarmouth and Content Smith were maried at 

Eastham december 11 th 1701 



East ham and Orleans, Mass., Vital Records 19 

Samuell Cash and Patience Pike were marryed by m r Samuell Treat 

febuary y c 5 th : I 7 12/13 
Mary Sparrow the Daughter of Richard and mercy was Born at 

Eastham on the tenth day of march anno domini : 17 18/19 
Prissilla Sparrow the daughter of Richard and Mercy Sparrow was 

Born at Eastham on the eighth day of July anno domini 11722 

[p. 6Sa] Jo>eph Cole and Elisabeth Cob were maried at Eastham 

febuarie the 4 th 1701 12 
Gershom Cole the son of Joseph and Elisabeth Cole was Born at 

Eastham the first day of march in the year 1702/3 
Ru:h Cole the Daughter of Joseph and Elisabeth Cole was Born at 

Eastham the Eleventh day of march Anno dom 1704/5 
Patience Cole the Daughter of Joseph and Elisabeth Cole was Born 

at Eastham the eighth day of december anno dom 1706 
Elisabeth Cole the daughter of Joseph and Elisabeth Cole was born 

at Eastham y e tenth day of febuary anno dom 1708/9 
Sarah Cole the daughter of Joseph and Elisabeth Cole was Born at 

Eastham on the eigth day of march Anno Dom : 1710/11 
Reliance Cole the daughter of Joseph and Elisabeth Cole was Born 

at Eastham august y e 2 th 17 13 
Elisabeth Cole the wife of Joseph Cole dyed on the sixteenth day of 

may anno : 17 14 
Reliance Cole dyed august y e 2 nd 1724 
William Mereck hath a Son named Isacca was borne Sixth of 

Jenuary : one thousand Six hunderd & Sixti 
Joseph Merricke the Sonne of William merricke was borne the first 

of June one thousand Six hundred Sixty two 
Beniamin Merricke the Sonne of William Merricke was borne the 

first of february in the yeare one thousand Six hundred Sixty 

foure 
Richard Sparrow and Mercy Cob were maried at Eastham febuarie 

the 4 th 1 70 1 : 2 
Richard Sparrow the Son of Richard and Mercy Sparrow was born 

at Eastham the tenth day of november Anno 1702 
Rebecca Sparrow the daughter of Richard and Mercy Sparrow was 

Born at Eastham the twelfth day of October Anno dom 1704 
Mercy Sparrow the Daughter of Richard and Mercy Sparrow was 

Born at Eastham december y e 6 th 1706 
Sarah Sparrow the daughter of Richard and Mercy Sparrow was 

born at Eastham on the twentyeth day of July Anno Dom : 

1708 
Hannah Sparrow Sparrow the Daughter of Richard and Mercy 

Sparrow was Born at Eastham the twelvth day of October Anno 

Dom : 1 71 1 
Hisabeth Sparrow the daughter of Richard and Mercy Sparrow was 

Born at Eastham the eighteenth day of april : anno domini : 

! , lJl7 : 

look in ye new Book for the rest 



20 Records from the Burial Ground at Kingston, Mass. 

Richard Godfrey and Lidiah flreeman were maried at Eastham 

febuarie the 4 th 1 701/2 
Shuball Hinckley & lidiah Banges were Maried by Nathaniel rTreeman 

Esqu er april y e 17 th 17 12 
William ffreeman and Mercy Pepper were married by Nathaniel 

flreeman Esqu er October y e 16 th 17 11 
Nathanael Eldred and Sarah Conant were Married by Nathanael 

flreeman Esqu er September y e 4 th : 17 12 : 
John Mayo Jun er and Susanna ffreeman were Married by Nathanael 

flreeman Esqu er October y e 22 : 17 12 

( To be contimud ) 



DEATH RECORDS FROM THE ANCIENT BURIAL 
GROUND AT KINGSTON, MASS. 

From a manuscript copy, made in 1859 by the late Dr. Thomas Bradford Drew, 
now in the possession of George C. Burgess, of Boston, Mass. 

Communicated by Theodore S. Lazell 
Adams 

Ann, dau. of Melzar and Olive, Aug. 27, 18 19, 3 mos. 18 dys. 
Anna Loisa, wife of Daniel, bom Mar. 21, 179S; died Apr. 7, 

1829. 
Asa, son of Joseph and Eleanor, July 25, 178 1, 4 mos. 7 dys. 
Bathsheba, widow of Thomas, Dec. 23, 1773, 70 yrs. 1 mo. 4 dys. 
Caleb, son of Ebenezer and Lydia, Dec. 11, 1779, 8 yrs. 11 mos. 

29 dys. 
Charles Cook, son of Charles and Mary, June 30, 1837, 20 yrs. 

18 dys. 
Cornelius, son of John and Sarah, May 11, 1789, 18 yrs. 9 mos. 

27 dys. 
Daniel, son of Daniel and Cornelia, July 22, 1816, 1 year. 
Daniel, son of Daniel and Anna L., Oct. 6. 1829, 13 mos. 
Deborah, Feb. 24, 1826, 78 yrs. 

Deborah, widow of Capt. Melzar, July 15, 1827, 77 yrs. 
Ebenezer, Sept. 24, 1820, 76 yrs. 

Eleanor, widow of Joseph, Oct. 15, 18 17, 72 yrs. 9 mos. 13 dys. 
Francis, Apr. 16. 1758, 81st yr. 
Francis, Apr. 26, 1823, 73 yrs. 5 mos. 
Francis, Feb. 4, 1825, 84th yr. 
Gamaliel B., Jan. 21, 1853, 66 yrs. 
John, Apr. 15, 1806, 91 yrs. 9 mos. 21 dys. 
John, Jan. 10, 1833, 90 yrs. 

Joseph, son of Joseph and Eleanor, Apr. 21, 1767, 9 mos. 6 dys. 
Joseph, son of Joseph and Eleanor, Aug. 11. 1771, 30 dys. 



Records from the Burial Ground at Kingston, Mass. 2 1 

Joseph, Aug. 7. 18 15, 74 yrs. 9 mos. 18 dys. 

Kezia, dau. of Joseph and Eleanor, Nov. 24, 1777,9 mos - IX 

dys. 
Lydia, widow of Ebenezer, Jan. 24. 1829, 84 yrs. 
Marcia, dau. of Melzar and Olive, May iS, 1817, 8 mos. 13 dys. 
Mary, Feb. 9, 1764, 19 yrs. 4 mos. 26 dys. 
Mary, widow of Francis, May 1, 1769, 84 yrs. 10 mos. 5 dys. 
Mary C, wife of Charles, Nov. 3, 1842, 64 yrs. 2 mos. 12 dys. 
Melzar (Capt.) May 6, 1826. 76 yrs. 

Mercy, widow of Francis, Nov. 25, 1843, 9° y rs - 4 mos - J 9 dys. 
Molly, dau. of Richard and Mary, Oct. 6, 1754, 1 yr. 8 mos. 21 

dys. 
Priscilla, wife of Samuel, Mar. 7, 1837, ^8 yrs. 14 dys. 
Rebecca, wife of Francis. Dec. 1, 18 18, 77th yr. 
Robert, son of Joseph and Eleanor, July 24, 1789, 4 yrs. 6 mos. 

8 dys. 
Sarah, wife of John, June 3, 1822, 81 yrs. 
Sarah, dau. of Francis and Mercy, Jan. 8, 1828, ^^ yrs. 1 mo. 

17 dys. 
Sophia, wife of John and dau. of Bildad and Lucy Washburn, 

Nov. 13, 1823, 33 yrs. 
Thankful, wife of John, Jan. 15, 1805, 88 yrs. 10 mos. 8 dys. 
Thankful, Jan. 30, 1854, 81 yrs. 9 mos. 
Thomas, son of Thomas and Bathsheba, May 27, 1741, 2 yrs. 

2 mos 9 dys 
Thomas, Dec. 12, 1768, 59 yrs. 7 mos. 
Allen 

Oliver, son of Benj. and Beza, born Sept. 13. 1757, died Dec. 12, 

1757. 
Bailey 

Christiana, dau. of Nahum and Christiana, Mar. 12, 18 19, 
10 dys. 
Barce 

Abigail, widow of John, Jan 10, 1809, 75 yrs. 2 mos. 12 dys. 

John, son of John and Abigail, Oct. 29, 1774, 12 yrs. 5 mos. 

John, July 16, 1806, 80 yrs. 8 m. 8 d. 
Bartlett 

Bathsheba, wife of John, Apr. 19, 1812, 60th yr. 

Dorothy, wife of Capt. Joseph, Dec. 16, 1773, 63 yrs. 5 mos. 
10 dys. 

Erastus H., Sept. 7, 1846, 47 yrs. 

George, son of John and Bathsheba, Nov. 1, 1808, 20 yrs. 

Ichabod, son of Capt. Joseph and Lurana, July 31, 1791, 17th 

Isaac, (Doct.) Oct. 29 1816, 46 yrs. 

Jane, widow of Peleg, born Jan. 1, 1775, died May 26, 1856. 
John, son of John and Bathsheba, Dec, 181 1, 25 yrs. 
Joseph, (Capt.) June 6, 1783, 76th yr. 



22 Records from the Buna/ Ground at Kingston, Mass. 

Joseph, (Capt.) in N. Carolina, Sept. 20. 1788, 49th yr. 

Lucy Foster, dau. Capt. Joseph and Lucy F., Aug. 22, 1804, 

3 yrs. 3 mos. 12 dys. 
Martha, dau. Dr. Isaac and Mary, Aug. 16, 181-, [18 16 in Z. 

Willis record] 8 mos. 5 dys. 
Peleg, born 177 1, died 18 18, in Port au Prince, Hayti. 
Rufus, son of John and Bathsheba, Mar. 12, 1792, 20 yrs. 2 m. 

26 dys. 
Sarah, widow of Capt. Joseph, Nov. 4, 1802, 85th yr. 
Bates 

Caleb (Capt.) Feb. 13, 1820, 35th yr. 

Julia H., dau. of Thomas and Olive, May 2, 1828, 4 yrs. 4 mos. 

Olive B., " " " " " Dec. 19, 1826, 13 yrs. 6 

mos. 
Beal 

David, at Boston, Dec. 22, 1829, 75 yrs. 
Eliza, dau. of David and Lydia, Nov. n, 1802, 5th yr. 
Lydia, widow of David, at Boston, Aug. 28, 1850, ZZ yrs. 
Mary, dau. of David and Lydia, Dec. 29, 1802, nth yr. 
Bisbee 

Abigail, wife of Daniel, July 23, 1817, 36 yrs. 3 mos. 23 dys. 

Infant child of Capt. Zebulon, 

Jane Standish, dau. of Daniel and Abigail, Apr. 13, 181 7, 8 

mos. 10 dys. 
John, son of Capt. Zebulon, Sept. 9, 1822, 10 mos. 
Julia Ann, dau. of Daniel and Abigail, Apr. 8, 18 18, 3 yrs. 

9 mos. 7 dys. 
Rebecca, wife of Capt. Zebulon, Sept. 6, 18 10, 28 yrs. 
Sally " " " " Apr. 22, 1826, 42 yrs. 

Sarah N., widow " " " Dec. 23, 1858, 70 yrs. 4 mos. 

8 dys. 
Zebulon (Capt.) Sept 7, 1842, 64 yrs. 5 mos. 

BONNEY 

James, son of Mrs. Susannah, Feb. 11, 1787, 9 mos. 24 dys. 
Bradford 

, . 9, 1 73 1, 5. weeks. 

Abner, June 18, 1784, 78th yr. 

Amos Perley, son of George and Martha, Nov. 2, 1840, 8 yrs. 

8 mos. 
Benjamin, Nov. 16, 1783, 78 yrs. 

Betty, wife of David, June 7. 1825, 70 yrs. 8 mos. 22 dys. 
Charles, Mar. 5, 1837, 34th yr. 
David, Feb. 29, 1840, 8^ yrs. 
Deborah, dau. of Ephraim and Elizabeth, June 10, 1732, 19 yrs. 

n mos. 20 dys. 
Deborah, dau. of Sylvanus and Jane, Sept. 29, 1809, 23 yrs. 

5 mos. 17 dys. 
Deborah, wife of Peleg, Dec. 22, 1817, 27th yr. 



Records from the Burial Ground at Kingston, Mass. 23 

Dorothy, wife of Capt. Ellis, Mar. 13, 1830, 55 yrs. 

Ellis, in Charleston, S. C, Aug. 28, 1829, 30th yr. 

Ellis, son of Rufus B. and Elizabeth A., May 12, 1834, 1 1 mos. 12 

dys. 
Ellis. " " " " " " " Sept. 20, 1836, 10 mos. 

13 dys. 
Ellis, (Capt.) Nov. 5, 1848, 75 yrs. 
Elizabeth, wife of Ephraim, Dec. 5, 1741, 51st. yr. 
Elizabeth, wife of Nathan. Apr. 30, 1773, 42 yrs. 11 mos. 19 dys. 
Elizabeth, May 24, 183 1. 59 yrs. 9 mos. 5 dys. 
Elizabeth Ann, dau. of Rufus B. and Elizabeth A., Jan. 8. 1838, 

3 yrs. 3 mos. 14 dys. 

Hannah, wife of Israel, June n, 1823, 56 yrs. 

Israel, Mar. 26, 1760, 83rd yr. 

Israel, Jan. 5, 1855, 88 yrs. 4 mos. 10 dys. 

Jael^ (Mrs.) Apl. 14, 1730, 87th yr. 

John, (Majear) Dec. 8, 1736, 84th yr. 

John, Mar. 27, 1724, 48 yrs. 2 mos. 27 dys. 

Lurany, wife of Stetson, Mar. 13, 1825, 84 yrs. 1 mo. 6 dys. 

Marcy, widow of Maj. John, Mar. 1747, 93 yrs. 6 mos. 

Marcy, wife of Benjamin, Feb. 13, 1782, 57th yr. 

Mary, wife of Charles, Apr, 30, 1833, 24 yrs. 

Mary Ann, dau. of Stephen and Polly, Sept. 2, 1807, 2 yrs. 

2 mos. 19 dys. 
Nathan, Oct. 14, 1787, 65 yrs. 
Nathaniel, Mar. 23, 1820, 45th yr. 

Pamelia, dau. of Levi and Polly, Dec. 7, 1789, 3 yrs. 5 mos. 

1 1 dys. 
Peabody, Sept. 5. 1782, 46 yrs. 5 mos. 
Polly, wife of Stephen, Dec. 19. 1807, 36th yr. 
Polly Otis, dau. of Capt. Robert and Kezia, Oct. 5. 1783, n mos. 

4 dys. 

Priscilla, widow of Capt. Ellis, Apr. 4, 1850, 59 yrs. n mos. 

11 dys. 
Robert, (Capt.) Aug. 12, 1782, 76th yr. 
Rufus, son of Capt. Ellis and Dorothy, Sept. 2, 1802, 5 yrs. 
Ruth, wife of Stephen, May, 19, 1820, 43 yrs. 
Sally, wife of Peleg, July 4. 1847, 57 tn > T - 
Sarah, widow of Israel, Apl. 3, 1761, 80th yr. 
Sarah, widow of Nathaniel, July 24, 1834, 54th yr. 
Stetson, Oct. 5, 1826, 87 yrs. 7 mos. 5 dys. 
Still born son of Levi and Polly, Dec. 30, 1783. 
Welthea, widow of Peabody, Apr. 27, 1783, 40 yrs. 4 mos. 

20 dys. 
William, Ma — 17 — . (Gravestone nearly gone.) 
William, son of William and Elizabeth, July 16, 1726, 9 weeks. 
William, May 7, 1728, 41 yrs. 
W 7 illiam, son of Peleg and Sally, Apr. 3, 1842, 17 yrs. 2 mos. 

3 dys. 



24 Records from the Burial Ground at Kingsto?i y Mass. 

Zeresh, wife of Benjamin, Apr. 6. 1765, 51st. yr. 
Brewster 

Deborah, wife of Wrestling, Oct. 23, 1802, 76th yr. 

Elijah, son of Wrestling and Hannah, Sept. 23, 1732, 13 dys. 

Hannah, dau. " " " " Sept. 2, 1743, 10 yrs. 

10 mos. 12 dys. 
Hannah, widow of Wrestling, Aug. 20, 1788, 90 yrs. wanting 

21 dys. 
Henry, son of Capt. Martin and Sally, Aug. 14, 1786, 5 weeks, 

1 dy. 
Hosea, (Capt.) Aug. 28, 1794, 32 yrs. 
Hosea, Jan. 18. 1832, ^8 yrs. 
Infant son of Pelham and Ann M., Mar. 3, 1854. 
John, son of John and Rebeckah, July 23, 1748, 17 yrs. 9 mos. 

16 dys. f 

Martin, (Capt.) Aug. 22, 1833, 75 yrs. 

Mary, Aug. 25, 1795, 54 yrs. 8 mos. 16 dys. 

Mary, dau. of Thomas and Mary, Sept. 29, 1795, 12 dys. 

Rebecca, widow of Capt. Hosea, Oct. 30, 180 1, 36th yr. 

Sally, widow of Capt. Martin, Sept. 26, 1846, 80 yrs. 2 mos. 
10 dys. 

Sarah, dau. of John and B.ebeckah, Sept. 25, 1747, 2 yrs. 14 dys. 

Sarah, (widow) June 1, 1836, 71 yrs. 6 mos. 

Thomas, Aug. 10. 1815, 85 yrs. 

Wrestling, (Deac.) Jan. 1, 1767, 72 yrs. 4 mos. 28 dys. 

Wrestling, Feb. 8, 18 10, 86 yrs. 
Brigden 

Lydia, wife of Zachariah, Jan. 19. 181 1, ^8 yrs. 

Sally, dau. of Zachariah and Lydia, Dec. 1, 1805, 4 dys. 
Briggs 

George, son of William and Abigail of Milton, Nov. 28, 1825, 
32nd yr. 
Brooks 

George N., son of Nathan and Caroline, June 23, 1825, 3 yrs. 

17 dys. 
Bryant 

Lewis, June 13, 1837, 47 yrs. 3 mos. 

Luther, Nov. 26, 1807, 52 yrs. 

Lydia, wife of Sylvanus, Aug. 31, 18 13, 30 yrs. 

Mergery, wife of Jonathan, Jan. 23. 1725/6, 48 yrs. 
Burgess 

George R., son of Lancelot and Sally, Oct. 18, 18 13, 1 yr. 6 mos. 
6 dys. 

Lucy H., dau. of Stephen and Sarah, May 25, 1841, 22 yrs. 

Son of Stephen and Temperance, June 6, 1790, 7 dys. 
Chandler 

Ephraim, Jan. 28, 1794, 44th yr. 

John S., son of Ira and Hannah, Sept. 27, 1833, 1 yr. 3 mos. 
24 dys. 



kecords from the Burial Ground at Kingston, Mass. 2 5 

Molly, dau. of Ephraim and Molly, Dec. 23, 1793, 5 yrs. 8 mos. 

iS dys. 
Molly, widow of Ephraim, Apr. 27, 1808, 53 yrs. 
Rizpah, dau. of Ephraim and Molly, Nov., 1779, l 7 mos ' 
Sally, wife of Nathaniel, Nov. 30, 1848, 31 yrs. 15 dys. 
Church 

Iluldah, widow of Capt. Thomas of Scituate, May 31, 1802, 
66th yr. 
Churchill 

Charles Swift, son of Henry and Maria B., Dec. 4, 1843, 4 mos - 
Henry Lewis, " " " " " " Jan. 9, 1836, 16 mos. 

2 dys. 
Lewis, son of Thaddeus and Mercy, Sept. 22, 1835, 17th yr. 
Lucia R., Jan. 3, 1835, 19 th yr. 
Thaddeus, Sept. 10, 1832, 56 yrs. 5 mos. 18 dys. 
Cobb 

Anna, dau. of Seth and Margaret, Apr. 29, 1801, 18 yrs. 1 mo. 

17 dys 
Charles, son " " " " May 16, 1776, 4 yrs. 9 mos. 

22 dys. 
Charles, June 24, 1830, 49 yrs. 
Desire, dau. of Seth and Margaret, Oct. 12, 1776, 1 yr. 4 mos. 

22 dys. 
Ebenezer, Nov. 10, 1782, 39th yr. 
Ebenezer, Dec. 8, 1801, 107 yrs. 8 mos. 6 dys. 
Elizabeth, widow of Stevens, Jan. 5, 1853, 84 yrs. 
Hannah, wife of John, Nov. 30, 1765, 34th yr. 
James, son of James and Ruth, Aug. 15, 1740, 4 dys. 
Joanna, dau. " " " " Feb. 12, 1736/7, 10 dys. 
Joanna, wife of Ebenezer, Jan. 15, 179 1, 87th yr. 
John, Aug. 23, 1824, 92 yrs. 

Joshua, son of James and Ruth, May 6, 1734, 4 mos. 13 dys. 
Lydia, wife of Ebenezer, Sept. 18. 1745, 47th yr. 
Margaret, wife of Seth, Nov. 14. 18 10, 69 yrs. 
Nathaniel, son of Seth and Margaret, May 6, 1776, 2 yrs. 9 mos. 

11 dys. 
Olive, dau. " " " " Oct. 16, 1767, 1 mo. 

Olive, " " " " " Oct. 25, 1768, 1 mo. 

Patience, dau. of James and Ruth, Apl. 21, 1739, 26 dys. 
Persis, wife of John, July 23, 1824, 8$ yrs. 
Ruth, July 25, 1744, 1 6th yr. 

Ruth, dau. of John and Persis. Nov. 4, 1798, 23 yrs. 22 dys. 
Seth, son of Rev. Oliver and Sally, Aug. 7, 1798, 3 weeks. 
Seth, July 10. 182 1, 80 yrs. 
Stevens, June 1, 1805, 39 yrs. 

Stevens, son of Charles and Polly, Sept. 3. 1828, 22 yrs. 
Susanna, wife of Gershom, Jan. 6. 1766, 42 yrs. 5 mos. 9 dys. 
William, son of John and Persis, Sept. 8, 181 1, 44 yrs. 



26 Records from the Burial Ground at Kingston, Mass. 

Cook 

Abigail, wife of Robert, Oct. 25, 1727, 35th yr. 

Alfreda, dau. of Asa and Rebecca, Oct. 11, 1818, 1 yr. 7 mos. 

13 dys. 
Benjamin, Dec. 25, 1799, 70 yrs. 7 mos. 7 dys. 
Caleb, Mar. 15, 1724, 27th yr. 
Caleb, Aug. 19, 1762, 68th yr. 
Caleb, son of Benjamin and Mary, Oct. 5, 1782, 19 yrs. 4 mos. 

9 dys. 
Caroline Jenks, dau. of Ira and Fanny, Dec. 23, 1826, 6 yrs. 

5 mos. 5 dys. 
Christiana, wife of Elkanah, Feb. 27, 1796, 30th yr. 
Cornelia, dau. of Robert and Judith, Dec. 4, 1839, 3 1 > TS - 
Elizabeth, wife of Francis, Nov. 16, 1730, 66th yr. 
Elkanah, (Capt.) Sept. 11, 1839, 80th yr. 
Eunice, dau. of Benjamin and Mary, Jan. 2, 185 1, 84th yr. 
Francis, drowned May 4, 1724, 28th yr. 

Hannah, wife of Charles, Dec. 24, 1747, 29 yrs. 6 mos. 25 dys. 
Hannah, dau. of Charles and Sarah, Jan. 1, 1754, 4 yrs. 3 mos. 

20 dys. 
Hannah, widow of Caleb, Nov. 4. 1789, 85th yr. 
Huldah, dau. of William and Tabitha, Feb. 7, 17 30/1, 19th yr. 
Ira Ames, son of Ira and Fanny, May 18, 18 19, 3 yrs. 7 mos. 

4 dys. 
Ira Ames, " " " " " Apr. 27, 1824, 1 yr. 8 mos. 

8 dys. 
Jacob, Apr. 24, 1747, 95th yr. 
Joanna, wife of Zenas, Mar. 12, 1837, 80 yrs. 
John, Dec. 8. 1745, 42 yrs. 6 mos. 15 dys. 
Josiah, Apr. 24, 1827, 81 yrs. 8 mos. 15 dys. 
Josiah, Sept. 6, 1853, 77 yrs, 8 mos. 
Judith, wife of Robert, June 1, 1824. 41 yrs. 
Keziah, dau. of Josiah and Lydia, Dec. 6, 1808, 21 yrs. 8 mos. 

12 dys. 
Lois, wife of John, Feb. 17, 1798, 29 yrs. 18 dys. 
Lucy, dau. of Josiah and Lydia, Nov. 12, 1805, 34 yrs. 1 mo. 

3 dys. 

Lucy, dau. of Josiah, Sept. 28. 1837, 23 yrs. 8 mos. 24 dys. 

Lydia, wife of Jacob, Mar. 1, 1727/8, 67th yr. 

Lydia, dau. of John and Phebe, July 30, 1732, 23 dys. 

Lydia, wife of Amos, Mar. 16, 1785, 25 yrs. 

Lydia, wife of Robert, Aug. 17, 18 12, 58th yr. 

Lydia, widow of Josiah, Dec. 10, 1836, 90th yr. 

Mary, wife of Sylvanus, Dec. 18, 1809, 72 yrs. 

Mary, wife of Benjamin, July 15, 18 12, 80 yrs. 

Molly, widow of John, and dau. of John and Hannah Faunce, 

Sept. 6, 1798, 43 yrs. 
Molly, dau. of Josiah and Lydia, Aug. 21, 1857, 79 yrs. 3 mos. 



Records from the Burial Ground at Kingston, Mass. 27 

Nathaniel, Jr., May 31, 1772, 25 yrs. 1 mo. 8 dys. 

Nathaniel, son of Josiah and Lydia, May 3, 1786, 2 yrs. n mos. 

6 dys. 

Patience, dau. of Benjamin and Mar)-, Dec. 22, 1837, 65 yrs. 

Phebe, wife of Jacob, Jr., July 15, 1728, 40th yr. 

Polly, wife of Elkanah, Feb. 13, 1821, 43 yrs. 

Robert, Sept. 10, 1828, 85 yrs. 

Robert, Jan. 2, 1844, 68th yr. 

Saba, wife of John, Aug. 29, 1820, 54 yrs. 

Sarah, wife of Sylvanus, Dec. 23, 1778, 37 yrs. 

Sarah, dau. of Benjamin and Mary, Jan. 27, 1828, 70 yrs. 8 mos. 

7 dys. 

Sarah Foster, dau. of Ira and Fanny, Aug. 2, 1837, 20 yrs. 

7 mos. 
Sylvanus, Nov. 12, 181 4, 76 yrs. 

William, son of William and Tabitha, Apr. 18, 1731, 17th yr. 
Zadock, son of John and Molly, Feb. 12, 1786, 3 yrs. 4 mos. 

9 dys. 
Zenas, Mar. 13, 1835, 49th yr. 
Cooper 

Experience, widow of Thomas, Dec. 22, 1813, 61 yrs. 
Margaret, widow of Capt. Nathaniel, Dec. 1, 1836, 73 yrs. 7 mos. 

22 dys. 

Nancy, dau. of Capt. Nathaniel and Margaret, Dec. 17, 1820, 

23 yrs. 

Nathaniel, (Capt.) May 3, 1802, 57th yr. 
Sally, Sept. n, 1846, 53 yrs. 
Thomas, Oct. 11, 1808, 59 yrs. 
Corey 

Charlotte D. W., dau. of Capt. Solomon and Charlotte, Jan. 23, 

1825, 2 yrs. 6 mos. 
George H., son " " " " " Nov. 3, 

1825, 3 mos. 13 dys. 

COUMER 

Priscilla, dau. of William and Joanna, Apr. 14, 1726, 3 weeks. 
Rebeckah, " " " " " Sept. 3, 1728, 18 mos. 

Crawford 

Jane, widow of Dea. John of Boston, Jan. 17, 1806, 76 yrs. 
Croade 

John, son of Thomas and Rachel, Jan. 30, 1725/6, 15 dys. 
John, " " " " " born Aug. 3, 1730; died 

Sept. 10, 1730. 
Priscilla, dau. " " " " Feb. 18, 1724, 1 mo. 18 dys. 

Rachel, " " " " " Apr. 2, 1726/7, 2 mos, 15 

dys. 
Thomas, son " " " " born June 3, 1729; died 

July 9, 1729. 



2$ Records from the Biuial Ground at Kingston t Mass. 

Crossman 

Betsey, wife of Rufus, July 21, 18 17, 20 yrs. 

Lucia, dau. of Rufus and Betsey, July 5, 18 17, 6 mos. 
Cunningham 

John Thomas, son of Theo. B. and Hannah T., Feb. 9, 1844, 
4 yrs. 

CUSHING 

Mary, dau. of Joshua and Bethiah, Apr. 6, 17 41, 4 yrs. 2 mos. 

6 dys. 
Tabitha, wife of Ignatius, Apr. 29, 1777, 60th yr. 
Cushman 

Bartholomew, son of Thomas and Mehitable, Dec. 30, 1747, 

3 yrs. 10 mos. 12 dys. 
Ebenezer, Jan. 21, 1827, 79 yrs. 
Elisha, May 18, 1790, 36 yrs. 
Elkanah, son of Thomas and Mehitable, Dec. 30, 1747, 5 yrs. 

ii mos. 12 dys. 
Elkanah, Jan. 28. 1853, 66 yrs. 

Ezra, son of Elkanah and Margaret, Sept. 9, 1825, 9 mos. 3 dys. 
Hannah, widow of Elkanah, late of Plympton, Feb. 4, 1825, 

72 yrs. 8 mos. 
Harvey, July 9, 1828, 37 yrs. 3 mos. 18 dys. 
James, son of James and Mercy. Aug. 8. 1807. 22nd yr. 
James, Nov. 24, 1832, 76 yrs. 
Job, son of Thomas and Mehitable, Dec. 30, 1747, 5 yrs. 11 mos. 

12 dys. 
Jonathan, Dec. 7, 1775, 63 yrs. 4 mos. 21 dys. 
Joseph, in Martineo, Dec. 11, 1802, 24th yr. 
Keziah, wife of Ebenezer, Mar. 16, 1823, 61 yrs. 
Lydia, dau. of Thomas and Mehitable, Jan. 4, 1747/8, 8 yrs. 

1 mo. 11 dys. 

Lydia, dau. of Thomas and Sylvia, Apr. 1, 18 18, 8 mos. 26 dys. 

Lydia, relict of Elisha Cushman and afterwards of Perez Brad- 
ford of Plympton, July 17, 1842, 83 yrs. . 

Mary, dau. of Thomas and Mehitable, Dec. 30, 1747* I > T - IO 
mos. 6 dys. 

Mehitable, wife of Thomas, June 19. 1761, 39 yrs. 1 mo. 27 dys. 

Mercy, wife of Robert, Jan. 21, 182 1, 34th yr. 

Mercy, wife of James, Jan. 15. 1827, 66 yrs. 

Perses, wife of Robert, Jan. 14, 1743/4, 73rd yr. 

Robert, Sept. 13. 175 1, 54th yr. 

Robert, Sept. 7, 1757, 92 yrs. 11 mos. 3 dys. 

Samuel, son of Thomas and Mehitable, July 21. 1761, 4 mos. 

2 dys. 

Susanna, widow of Jonathan, Feb. 23. 1788, 77 th yr. 
Susanna, wife of Ebenezer, Sept. 27, 1803, 54th yr. 
Thomas, June 13, 1768, 61 yrs. 3 mos. 16 dys. 

( To be continued ) 



Samuel Hatch's Will and Inventory 29 



SAMUEL HATCH'S WILL AND INVENTORY AND 
THE EXECUTOR'S ACCOUNT 

Transcribed from the Original Documents 
By George Ernest Bowman 

Samuel Hatch of Scituate married Mary 2 Doty (Edward 1 ) 
of Marshfield, as shown in an earlier volume of this magazine.* 
His will was dated 13 June, 1728, and proved 7 July, 1735. 
The original will, inventory and executor's account are still 
preserved in the files of the Plymouth County Registry of 
Probate. All three were recorded in Volume VII, pages 
143-146, of the Plymouth County Probate Records, but the 
copies here presented were made from the originals, which are 
in excellent condition. 



[Samuel Hatch's Will] 

In the Name of God Amen I Samuel Hatch Sen r of Scit- 
uate in the County of Plymouth in New* England Yeoman being 
aged and Infirm of body but of Sound mind and memory Doe 
make and ordain this my Last will and Testament, First I 
recomend my Soul to God y t gave and my body to the Earth 
to decent burial at the Discretion of my Exec r hereafter named 
and as Touching Such worly Goods & Estate as God hath 
blessed me with in this Life I Give devise and dispose of the 
Same in manner and Forme Following (viz) 

Imp s I Give and bequeath unto my Son Samuel Hatch my 
Sword, and the one half of my Chissells, augers, & handsaw 
which is in full of his Portion I having already by Deed y s 
Day Given him about y e one half of the Farme whereon I now 
dwell 

Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Son Isaac Hatch my 
Gun & Grin-Stone, and y e other half of my Chissells augers & 
handsaw which is in full of his Portion I having already by 
Deed y s Day Given him about one half of the Farme whereon 
I now Dwell . and allso Given him one share in y e Ceder 
Swamp as here after mentioned 

♦Mayflower Descendant, V : in. 



30 Samuel Hatch's Will and Inventory 

Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Desier Hatch 
one of my Cow's which Shee See's Cause to Choose, and the 
Feather bead and Furniture Standing in y e Great Lower room 
which shee Call's her's and the Chest w th Draws and the bigest 
Brass kettle and my Frying pan and my mare and my Great 
Bible 

Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Son Isaac hatch During 
his Natural Life one share in the Little Ceder Swamp, So 
Called, which fell to me in the Division of the Ceder Swamps 
within y e Town of Scituate and is now lying & being in Han- 
nover in S d County and my mind and will is That after S d 
Isaac's Deceas it shall Decend (and I doe hereby give It) to 
his two Sons (viz) Isaac & Josiah My Grandsons & to their 
heirs and assignes for Ever. 

Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Three Daughters Han- 
nah Tincom Elizabeth Bonney and Desier Hatch all the remain- 
ing part of my movable and personal Estate of Every Sort 
& kind not before in this my will disposed off to be divided to 
them shear & shear alike 

Item I Give and Bequeath unto my two Grand-Children y e 
Children of my son Ebenezer Hatch deces d viz Ebenezer, and 
Sarah one shilling apiece to be paid by my Exce r I having 
Given my s d Son Ebenezer a Sufficient Portion in his Lifetime 

Item . I Give and bequeath unto my Six Grand-Children 
y e Children of my Son Josiah Hatch deces d viz Edmond, Jabez, 
Josiah Desier, Zurviah, and Mary and their heirs and assignes 
for Ever The one Third part of all my Right and Intrest in 
y e Undevided Lands within the Township of Rochester in y e 
County afores d which I have not before disposed of (viz) To 
Each of them their heirs and assignes for Ever one Sixth part 
of s d Third part. I Haveing Given to my s d Son Josiah a 
Sufficient Portion in his Lifetime 

Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Sons Elisha Hatch and 
Ezekiel Hatch and Their heirs and assignes for Ever the other 
two Thirds parts of all my Right and Intrest in y e undevided 
Lands in Rochester afores d (viz) to Each of them one Third 
part, I having already Given them a Considerable Portion in 
Lands before 

Lastly I Doe hereby nominate and appoint my Son Isaac 
Hatch to be Sole Exec r of this my Last will and Testament 
and Doe hereby order him to pay my Just debts and Funeral 
Charges out of my movable Estate before Division be had & 
made thereof betwixt my s d Three Daughters And in Testi- 
mony whereof I the S d Samuel Hatch Sen r have hereunto Sett 



Samuel Hatch's Will and Invoitory 31 

my hand and Seal the Thirteenth Day of June anno Dom 1728 

Signed Sealed Published and The Marke of 

declared by the s d Samuel Samuel H Hatch Sen r jSeal) 

Hatch Sen r to be his Last will 

and Testament in presence of 

Jn° Cushing Jun r 

Deborah wheten 

The Marke of 

Susanna X Morey 

Plym° ss . July . 7 th . 1735 — Jn° Cushing jun r Esq r & 
Deborah Wheten Made Oath that they Saw Samuel Hatch 
abovenamed Sign & Seal & heard him Declare this Instrum 1 
to be his last Will & Testament, & that they together with 
Susanna Morey Set to their Hands as Witnesses in the 
Presence of y e s d Testator, 

Before Isaac Winslow Judge of Probate 

Isaac Winslow Esq r appointed & Commission d to be Judge 
of the Probate of Wills & for Granting of Administration in 
the County of Plymouth within y e Province of the Massachu- 
setts Bay in New Englanfd] To all unto whom these Presents 
shall come Greeting — 

Know Y e that on the Seventh Day of July in the Year of 
our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and thirty five Before 
me at Marshfield in the County afores d The Will of Samuel 
Hatch Sen r late of Scittuate Deceas d to these Presents annexed 
Having been Proved was approved & allowed Who having 
while he lived & at the time of his Death Goods Chattels 
Rights & Credits in the County afores d and the Probate of 
the s d Will & Power of Committing administration of all & 
Singular the Goods Chattels Rights & Credits of the s d Deceas d 
and also the Hearing Examining & allowing the accompts of 
the Same by vertue thereof appertaining unto me . The Ad- 
ministration of al[l] and Singular the Goods Chattels Rights & 
Credits of the s d Deceas d and [his] Will in any manner con- 
cerning is hereby Committed unto Isaac Hatch So[n] of the 
s d Samuel Hatch & Sole Executor in the Same Will named 
well & truly to Execute the s d Will & to Administer the Estate 
of y e s d Deceased according thereunto and to make a true & 
perfect Inventory of all & singular the Goods Chattels Rights 
& Credits of y e s d Deceas d & to Exhibit the Same into the 
Registry of the Court of Probate for the County afores d at or 
before the last Day of September next Ensuing and also to 



32 Samuel Hatch's Will and Inventory 

render a plain and true accompt of his said administration upon 
Oath : In Testimony hereof I have hereunto Set my hand and 
the Seal of y e s d Court of Probate, Dated at Marshfield afores d 
the Day & Year first Abovewritten — 

Isaac Winslow 

[Samuel Hatch's Inventory] 

Persuant to y e above warrant we y e subscribers have Made 

a Just & Equal apprisement as followeth according to our best 

Judgment 

ImP his Books spectacles & knife 

Bed & furniture 

one Cow 

four Dry sheep 

two Ewes & Lambs 

two pots & a kittle 

a pair of Dogs tongues siyce & spade 

a betle 3 wedges & 2 Mortice axes 

to 2 forks 

to 2 Draught Cheens 

hors traces & Cops 

sword 

to 3 augurs & handsaw 

a gun & powder horn 

a Leather bag 

two Chissels gouge & Meatfork 

bridle bits 

an ads 

Drawshave 

a gimbolit two files 3 hows & warning pan 

to a loome reed & temples 

part of a hitch belt stubscyth & plain Iron 

to a keen Chist table 2 wheals & 5 Chairs 

to a grind stone bellows & 2 old axes 

to 2 Meat Tubs 

to n lb of sheeps wool & 3 bottles 

to 2 acres of swamp 

to half shear In rochester undivided Commons 

Jn° Magoun Jn|~ r ] 
Israel Hatch Jun r 

y e Mark of 
Joshuah Oldham 

July 9 th 1735. Isaac Hatch Executor named in the last 
Will and Testament of his Father Samuel Hatch late of Scit- 
uate in the County of Plymouth Deceas d Made Oath that y e 



£°2 


OI 





12 


IO 





07 


15 





02 


l8 





02 


04 





02 


IO 





OI 


OO 





OI 


OO 





OO 


06 





OI 


15 





OO 


13 





00 


04 





00 


09 





02 


°5 





00 


07 





00 


04 


7 


00 


°3 





00 


°5 





00 


04 





00 


15 


9 


02 


10 








12 





02 


00 








09 


8 


2 


00 





2 


00 


6 


O 


00 






Records of the First Parish in Brewster . 33 

within written is a True & Perfect Inventory of the Estate of 
y e s d Samuel Hatch as far as is come to his Knowledge and 
if more hereafter apears he will allso give it in — 

Before Isaac Winslow Judge of Probate 

The day above Written The within named John Magoon 
Jun r Israel Hatch Jun r and Joshua Oldam made Oath that y e 
within written is a Just & Equal apprisement of the Estate 
of Samuel Hatch late of Scituate in the County of Plymouth 
Deceas d according to the best of their Judgment. 

Before Isaac Winslow Judge of Probate 

[The Executor's Account] 

Isaac Hatch Excu r to his Father Saml Hatch Late of 
Scituate Dece d y e Excu rs Charges 
Imp : Fimerall Charges 
paid to Y e Judge & Rejeter 
paid y e witneses to y e will 
paid y e apprisers 
My one time & expence 

To Recording y« Inventory & this ace 1 

July the ninth 1735 This accompt recived and accepted 
Pr Isaac Winslow Judge of Probate 



£3 


I 





I 


5 








15 





I 


1 





I 


5 


6 


£i 


7 


6 


O 


5 






RECORDS OF THE FIRST PARISH IN BREWSTER, 

FORMERLY THE FIRST PARISH IN 

HARWICH, MASS- 

{Continued from Vol. VI, p. 220) 

[p. 53] Joshua Maricks 7 children, viz : Thomas, Seth, Joseph, Abi- 
gail, Lidea, Barnabas, and Hanna all baptized on May 13 . 

Gershom Phinies Isaac & Judah Hopkins his Thomas baptized on y e 

same Day. 
Ebenezer Hopkins and his Wife publickly manifested their 

repentance, and were received into y e Chhs charity again on 

May 20 . 1733. 
Kenelm Winslows Bethia baptized on May 27 . 1733. 



34 Records of the First Parish in Brewster 

Benjamin Seerss Wife received from Yarmouth west Chh to ours on 

June 3 . 1733. 
Chillings 1 * 1 Fosters jun : his Thankfull baptized on June 17 . 1733. 
Benjamin Hopkins's Solomon baptized on June 24 . 1733. 
Plunice Bangs . admited on July 1 . 1733. 
Daved Bangss Nath 11 baptized on July 8 . 1 733. 

[Page 54 blank.] 

[p. 55] Joshua Hincklys Elkana baptized July 29 . 1733. 

Thomas Hopkinss Stephen baptized on Aug : 12 . 1733. 

Ebenezr Kings Mary baptized on Aug : 19 . 1733. 

John Bakers Seth baptized on Aug : 26 . 1733. 

At y e above date Mercy Smith, having fallen again even a third 
time in to y e Scandolus Sin of excessive drinking, She made 
her publick Confession before y e congregation ; and was so farr 
accepted into y e charity of y e chh as to prevent a formall ad- 
monition, yet to be Suspended till y e Pastor and chh, shall 
think it proper to receive her again to full comunion. 

Hatsull Freemans Hatsull baptized on Sept : 16 . 1733. 

Benjamin Hopkinss Wife, having been proved guilty of the Scan- 
dalus Sin of drun[p. 56]kenness was admonished before y e 
Congregation on Sep : 23 . 1733. 

Jonathan Seerss Nathan baptized on Sept : 30 . 1733. 

Lot Grays Nath 11 , and John Flechers Ann, baptized on Oct : 7 . 

I733 * 
Joseph Hopkinss Nathan Watson Freemans Isaac, Nath 11 Snowes 

Edward all baptized on Oct : 28 . 1733. 

Mercy Smith readmited, to comunion Nov : 4 . 1733. 

Dan 11 Crosbies Enoch baptized on Nov : 11 . 1733. 

Thomas Crosbies Eunice baptized Nov : 18 , 1733. 

John Snows Mehittabel baptized on Jan : 20 . 1733/4 
Feb : 10 . 1733/4. 

Dr Bangs, a Child of this Chh having absented himself from y e 
Publick worship with us for more then half a year, the Chh 
voted y t Deacon Foster w th [p. 57] Joseph mayo goe to him 
to inquire on w* account he does so ; and to bring his Raply to 
y e Pastor to be comunicated to y e Chh. 

Feb : 24 . 1733/4 . Heman Stones Temperence Baptized. 

On Feb : 27 . 1733/4 . the messinges above mentioned having been 
with Dr Bangs, inform y e Pastor y* y e only reply y c they could 
obtain from him was ; That it was none of their business. 

On y e next Sabbath, his own Father was directed by y e Chh, to 
indeavour once and again his conviction of y e evill of absenting 
himself from publick worship, as also, . of contemning y« Au- 
thority of Christ in y e Chh by Saying as above . and if he cant 
bring him to a Suitable sens of his evills, then to direct his Son 
to come with him to y e Pastor, y* further indeavours may be 
used by them both w th him. 



Records of the First Parish in Brewster 35 

[p- 58] John Riders Elizabeth & Jabez Snowes Huldah baptized on 
March 3 . 1733/4. 

Benjamin Seerss Haman baptized on March 17 . 1733/4. 

On March 24 . 1733/4 . Mr Bangs having informd the Pastor of 
his non-complying with w* y e chh desired of him respecting his 
offending Son, the church appointed a Brother . viz : Judah Berry 
to inform D r Bangs y* the chh direct him to attend y m the next 
Lords day at y e conclusion of publick worship, y l then y e 
Pastor may inform and caution him respecting his evills, above 
mentioned. 

On the same week, y* above mentioned Brother made his return to 
y 6 Pastor y % D r Bangss answer was y l it was his pleasure not 
to comply. 19^7044 

[p. 59] Accordingly Dr Bangs did not attend y e Chh on y e next 
Sabbath as he was directed ; However y e Chh concluded, on y 8 
motion made to y m , to wait sometime, for his triall whether he 
will yet bethink himself; before they Send a publick formall 
Admonition to him . this was concluded on, on March 31 . 1734. 

On Apr : 28 . 1734 . the chh (having waited till then without any 
good event) voted an Admonition to be sent to him . accordingly 
the following one was sent y e same Day by Deacon Lincoln ; 
viz : 

D r Jonathan Bangs, you having absented yourself from y e publick 
Worship, in this chh, wherorf you are a child both by birth and 
baptisme, or Lamb *of y e Flock, as Christ expresses it, now for 
near or quite a year ; you having also refused to hear y e Chh, 
when they sent [p. 60] to you to know y e reason of your so 
absenting yourself; and after this still expressing further con- 
tempt of y* 5 authority 7 of Christ in y e Chh, by insultingly replying, 
y* it was not your pleasure to comply with an order sent from 
y e Chh to you, to have attended at an appointed time to receive 
y e Pastors information and cautions then to have been given 
to you ; You also still persisting in the same neglect and con- 
tempt, after severall months patience exercised toward you; 
I doe now, in y e Name and by y e Authority of my Lord and 
Master, y e exalted Redeemer, and with y e consent of this his 
Chh, solemnly warn and Admonish you, that you venture on 
no longer in this way of neglecting y e ordinances and con- 
temning y e authority of y e Lord Redeemer in this Chh; least 
you be Speechless at y l Day, when we must all appear before 
y e Judgm 1 Seat of Christ. 

Nath 11 Stone Paster. 

[p. 61] Thomas Youngs Thomas and Rebekka baptized on Apr : 28 

J734 
John Kings Sam 11 baptized on may 5 . 1734. 
Nath 11 Snows Wife admited on May 19 . 1734. 



36 Records of the First Parish in Brcivster 

Joshua Maricks Mary baptized, Eodem Die. 

Aaron Snowes Wife admited on May 26 . 1734. 

His Daughter Sarah baptized on June 2 . 1734. 

Benjamin Seers and Joshua Crosbies Wife admited on July 14 . 1734. 

Sam 11 Crosbies Thankfull baptized on Aug : 4 . 1734. 

John Dillingham jun : his Wife admited on Aug : n . 1734. 

John Mayos Patience baptized on Sept : 8 . 1734. 

Nath 11 Crosbies Elizabeth baptized Sept : 15 . 1734. 

Daved Bangss Henoch baptised on Oct : 6 . 1734. 

Ebenezer Kings Hulda baptized on Oct : 13 . 1734. 

[p. 62] John Lewiss Wife of Barnstable (a child of y s Chh) having 
owned y e covenant, her children, Timothy, Hanna, John and 
Mehittabell were baptized on Oct : 20 . 1734. 

Joshua Crosbies Nathan baptized on Nov : 3 . 1734. 

Benjamin Hopkinss Wife having made a publick confession of her sin 
of excessive drinking strong drink, and manifested repentance 
for it, was readmited to y e comunion of y s chh, on condition of 
her gospell-becoming conversation till y e Spring on Nov : 24 . 

1734. 
Jonathan Crosbies Wife admited on Dec : 8 . 1734. 
And Joseph Seerss wife dismissed to M r Denices chh, on y e Same 

Day. 
Daved Paddacks David baptized on Dec : 15 . 1734. 
Jonathan Crosbies Benjamin baptized on Dec : 22 . 1734. 

[p. 63] Jonathan Cobs Eleazer baptized on Jan : 5 . 1734/5. 

John Makers Hanna baptized on Jan : 12 . 1734/5. 

John Clarks Elener & John Maricks Rebekka baptized on Jan : 26 . 

I 734/S- 
Aaaron Snowes Ebenezer & Richard Hopkinss Elkana baptized on 

Feb : 9 . 1734/5 . previous whereunto Richard Hopkins pub- 

lickly owned y e Covenant as being a child of this Chh. 
Lazarus Griffiths Wife admited on March 16 . 1734/5. 
Edward Grayes Wife admited and Baptized on March 23 . 1734/5. 
Eodem tempore Joshua Bangs's Mary was baptized. 
Thomas Hopkins's Stephen, Lazarus Griffiths Mary, & Hatsull 

Freemans Mercy all baptized March 30 . 1735- 
Judah Hopkins jun : his Hanna baptized on Apr : 6 . 1735. 

{To be continued) 



Estates of William* Muffins and His Daughter SarafP 37 



THE ESTATES OF WILLIAM 2 MULLINS AND HIS 

DAUGHTER SARAH 3 (MULLINS) (GANNETT) 

(SAVTLL) FAXON AND OF HER 

THREE HUSBANDS 

Transcribe J from the Original Documents and Records 
By George Ernest Bowman 

William 2 Mullins (William 1 ) came to Plymouth Colony 
some time after his father's death, and his daughter Sarah 3 
Mullins married successively Thomas Gannett of Duxbury and 
Bridgewater, William Savill of Braintree and Thomas Faxon of 
Braintree, surviving the latter seventeen years. The documents 
and records relating to the estates of these five persons require 
so much space it has seemed best to print a part of them in this 
issue and give the remainder, with the notes on the whole, in 
the April issue. 

ESTATE OF WILLIAM 2 MULLINS 
[Appointment of Administrator] 

[p. 356*] Present Jn° Leverett Esq r Gov r Edw d Tyng esq r 

Assist 

Administracon to the Estate of William Mullins of Brantry 
deceased is granted to Thomas Faxton of Brantry in the Right 
of his wife the s d Mullins beeing his wifes Father this done 
March 28 th 1674 

as Attests ffreeGrace Bendall Record 1 " 

[Inventory of William 2 Mullins] 

[p. 357*] An Inventory of y e Goods & Estate of William 
Mullins of Brantry Deceased 

Impnnis bedding 500 

It : to wearing apparrell 200 

It to linnen 150 

It : brass peuter Iron potts leaden weights andirons tramell spitt 200 
It to books — 7 ° 

It : to two old Chests a Table & form a bottle Case & bottles 1 5 o 

It a hat & other lumber 050 

It : Debt due by bill in the hands of John & Benjamin Savell in 

money 10 ° ° 

22 2 o 

Taken & a apprized by us 21 March 16I} 

Shadrach Thaire Christopher Webb. 

♦Suffolk County Probate Records, Volume VII. 



38 Estates of William 2 Muffins and His Daughter Sara/e> 

Present Jn° Leverett Esq r Gov r & Edw Tyng Esq r Assist 
March 28 . 1674 

Thomas Faxon made Oath that this paper conteyneth a 
Just & true Inventory of the Estate of his wives Father 
William Mullins deceased to his best Knowledge & that when 
hee Knows more hee will discover the same this done as Attests 

ffreeGrace Bendall Rec — 

[Bond of Administrator *] 

Know all men by these p r sents that I Thomas Faxon of 
Brantry owne & acknowledge myselfe indebted to the Tres- 
urer of the County of Suffolk in the full & Just sume of forty 
foure pounds currant money of New England for the payment 
whereof on demand I binde myselfe heirs Executors & Admin- 
istrato rs firmly by these p r sents as witness my hand & seale 
In Boston this twentyeight Day of March 1674 

The Condicon of this Obligacon is such that if the above 
bound Thomas Faxson shall well & truly Administer upon the 
Estate of William Mullins (his Father in law) as far as the 
Court shall charge him & be accoumptable to this County 
Court when called for that then this Obligacon to be void & 
of none efect otherwise to stand & bee in full force & virtue 
Signed Sealed & Deliv rd Thomas V Faxson 

in p r sence of his marke. 

Jn° ffreke 
ffreeGrace Bendall 

THOMAS GANNETT'S WILL AND INVENTORY t 

[p. 12] The Last Will And Testament of Thomas Gann[att] 
of Bridgwater late Deceased Exhibited before the cour[t] of 
Asistants holden Att Plymouthe sixt of August 1655 

June the 19 th Ann : Dom 1655 
The Last Will and Testament of Thomas Gannatt somtime 
Inhabitant of Duxburrow ; Now liveing in Bridgwater being 
very weake of body but retaining my pfect sence and memory 
I comitt my soule to god that gave it and my body to the earth 
from whence It cam[e] Alsoe I give my goods as followeth ; 
first I give my whole and proper estate houses lands Cattle 
moveable goods to my wife ; onely that such Debts as I owe 

•Transcribed from original document. 

t Plymouth Colony Wills, Volume II, Part I, pages 12 and 13. 



Estates of William 2 Mull ins and His Daughter Sara/i 3 39 

I Desire may bee faithfully Discharged ; And I will and give 
to my brother Mathew Gannatt one shilling six pence to bee 
payed upon Demand ; In Witnes wherof I have sett to my 
hand ; 

Thomas Gannatt his mark Witnes heerof 

Willam Brett 
Willam Bassett 
Thomas haward ; 

This following was ordered by the Court to be subjoyned 
to the Will of Thomas Gannett Deceased ; recorded in the 
following page 

Wheras the Will above mensioned is apprehended to fall 
short in fulnes of Law expressions : with reference to the lands 
Given by Thomas Gannett to his Wife Sarah ; soe that shee 
can not safely make sale of it (as some Conceive) that the 
pson may not be wronged of her right wee that were witnesses 
to the said W 7 ill Can affeirme upon oath and will if need re- 
quire ; that hee gave the lands to her as the other Moveable 
goods : as the Will expresseth to be wholly att her Dispose 
and the Want of Law expression [s] with reference therunto to 
be Imputed to the Insufficiency of the p r son that made the 
Will being never accustomed to busines of that nature ; and the 
Case being soe that no other healp Could be attained ; The 
p r son that made the Will being one of the Witnesses 

Witnes Willam Brett 
Plymouth October 28 th 1669 * Thomas haward 

Wee Willam Brett and Thomas haward of Bridgwater wit- 
nesses to the will of Thomas Gannett Deceased ; Doe affeirme 
upon oath That the said Thomas Gannett Did give to his wife 
Sarah his Lands to be att her Dispose as the other Movable 
goods Taken upon oath in the Court held att New Plymouth 
The 28 th Day of October 1669 Before mee Thomas South worth 
Assistant 

An Inventory Taken and made of the goods of Thomas 
Gannat[t] now Deceased att Bridgwater belonging to the towne 
of Duxburrow as followeth by Willam Bassett Thomas haward 
seni r : Willam Brett July 10 th Ann° : Dom : 1655 and Exhibited 
to the court holden att Plymouth the sixt Day of August 1655 
on the oath of Sarah Gannatt ; 

* The foregoing statement is written partly on the inside margin of the 
twelfth page and partly on the opposite page. 



40 Estates of William 1, Midlins a?ui His Daughter Saraffi 



Imprimis one Cow 

It one Cow 

It one Cow 

It one heifer 

It 3 Calves 

It 3 swine 

It seaven bushells of Indian Cora 

It one muskett 

It one shott pouch 

1 1 one sword 

It one bed 

It one bed 

It one rugge and blankett 

It one Curtaine and fringe 

It 2 bolsters 

It 2 pillows 

It one suite of clothes 

It one Coate 

It one Iron pott 

It one Iron pott 

It one brasse kettle 

It one felling axe and two hoes 

It one hoe 

It 3 Iron Wedges 

It one frying pan 

It pte of one whipsaw 

It one Trewell 

[p. 13] It one spining wheel 

It one Chist 

It one Chist 

It one box 

It five trayes 

It one Chaire 

It one Cherne 

It one earthen pan 

It one earthen pan 

It one kneading Trough 

It 2 pailes 

It one seive 

It one seive 

It one bowle * 

It one salt box 

It one paire of pothangers 

It one paire of potthookes 

It one brasse ladle 

It one grater 

It one kandlesticke 

It one tinn pan 

It one tin pan 

It one hammer 

It one straining Dish 

It 4 pewter spoones 

It one pewter platter 



// 


s 


d 


05 


00 


OO 


05 


00 


OO 


04 


10 


00 


04 


10 


00 


02 


05 


00 


03 

01 


00 
01 


00 
00 


01 


00 


00 


00 


01 


00 


00 


10 


00 


02 


10 


00 


OI 

OO 
OO 


00 

06 
06 


00 

00 

00 


00 


08 


00 


00 


04 


00 


01 


00 


00 


CO 


10 


00 


00 


12 


00 


00 
00 


07 
06 


00 

06 


00 


04 


00 


00 
00 


03 
06 


00 
00 


00 


02 


00 


00 


04 


00 


00 
00 


OO 
02 


09 

00 


00 


IO 


00 


00 


04 


00 


00 
00 


04 
05 


00 

06 


00 


03 


00 


00 


04 


00 


00 
00 
00 


OO 
OO 
OI 


09 

09 

06 


00 


02 


00 


00 


OI 


02 


CO 


OI 


02 


00 


OO 


08 


00 


OI 


00 


00 


02 


00 


00 
00 


OI 
OI 


06 

06 


00 


OO 


04 


00 


OO 


10 


00 


OO 


10 


00 


00 


06 


00 


OO 


04 


00 


OO 


04 


00 


OO 


08 


00 


04 


00 



Estates of William 1 Muffins and His Daughter Sara/P 41 

It one pewter porringer 

It one hatchell 

It one Cheespresse 

It 2 sythes 

It one sneath 

It one lamp 

It one paire of pincers 

It one paire of scales 

It one bell 

It one Iron Ringe 

It one hook 

It one skillett 

It 3 baggs 

It 20 yards of linnin doth 

It 2 pillowbeers 

It one Chaffing Dish 

It one tubb 

It one tin porringer 

It one pewter pott 

It 12 pound of shott 

It one pitchprong 

It one Tubb 

It one hoe 

It one hoe 

It 3 earthen potts 

It one brush 

It one tin pott 

It one tin pott 

It 2 earthen pots 

It one bushell of wheat 

It salt 

Summa totalis 41 19 o* 

[Letter of Administration] 

L res of Adminnestration are graunted unto Sarah the Wife 
of Thomas Gannett Deceased to Adminnester upon the Estate 
of the said Gannett and to pay the Debts &c [Court Orders, 
III : 86, under date of 7 August, 1655.] 

VILLIAM SAVTLL'S VILL AND INVENTORY 

[p. 36-j- 1 The last Will & Testament of William Savel Senio r : 
19 : ffeb : 1668 : 

These are to signify that I wall & desire that my funerall 
& debts shall bee discharged out of my sole Estate & that done 
■ — I doe give & bequeath to my beloved wife Sarah Savel my 
House & halfe the Orchard during her life, shee bearing 
my name — But in Case the heire of this said House, which 
is my sonn Benjamin Savel, shall give to her yearely while 

* Worn. t Suffolk County Probate Records, Volume VI. 



00 


00 


c6 


00 


10 


00 


00 


02 


00 


00 


05 


00 


00 


02 


00 


00 


02 


00 


00 


* 


0* 


00 


0O 


06 


00 


OO 


06 


00 


OO 


06 


00 


OO 


06 


00 


05 


00 


00 


06 


00 


02 


OO 


00 


00 


03 


00 


00 


OI 


06 


00 


02 


06 


00 


OO 


06 


00 


OO 


09 


00 


03 


00 


00 


OI 


04 


00 


OI 


00 


00 


OO 


06 


00 


OO 




00 


OI 


06 


00 


OI 


02 


00 


OO 


06 


00 


OO 


06 


00 


OO 


04 


00 


04 


06 


00 


or 


06 



42 Estates of William' 1 Muffins ainl His Daughter Sara/i 3 

shee bares my name, twenty shillings towards hyring of her a 
Chamber where shee pleases, & in Case shee live in Towne, 
my Three sonns, John, Samuel Benjamin Savel, shall provide 
& bring her fowre Coard of wood yearly, (during her name 
Savel) — And further my Three sonns named shall give unto 
my wife, a fatt Swine : 80 : weight, & Twenty bushells of 
Corne during her life bearing my name, And for what mov- 
ables as a bed & what shee brought I leave with her as her 
Owne — And her Land & Bridg^water, with two Cowes that 
was my wives, And the Wintering of them soe long as shee 
beares my name. 

I bequeath & give to my Sonn John Savel, shall have the 
whole House & barne & shop & tooles, stuff e as Timber per- 
taining to his trade with the Land also adjoyning, to His House 
as Pasture & close adjoyning with Dearings Lott, Six Acres 
upon the Hill, with Three Acres of marsh Land more or less 
that was Brother Bass- — To my Sonn Samuell Savell, Benja- 
min & William Savell shall have the farme Land Equally 
divided betweene them, as upland swamp-meadow, & ail Appur- 
tenances & Priveledges thereto belonging — But my will is my 
three Eldest Sonns shall pay the remainder of my debt for 
Salter farme Each his Proportion alike — my will is that my 
Sonn John Savel & Benjamin, shall have an Equall Proportion 
of my stock & the Land at Bridgwater & at Quinipauge there- 
fore they shall pay out their sisters Portions as Expressed — 
ffor my daughter Hannah Savell my will is that shee shall have 
my ffowre Acres of Land in the Old feild joyning to Barnabas 
Derrifeild for a debt of i$ £ to her Content, they or Each of 
them may take the Land — Also I Give fforty pounds to my 
daughter Hannah to bee paid a yeare after my decease, by 
my then sonns John, Samuell & Benjamin — To my daughter 
Sarah Savell I Give 30 £ (at Age 21) to bee pd by my Sonns 
John Samuell & Benjamin & for my movable Goods in my 
House I Give sonns & daughters an Equall Portion — ffor my 
Sonn Samuell Savell I Give William Veseys Lott adjoyning 
to dearings Lott, but this Lott must bee sattisfyed for out of 
my meadow at the farme, according to Contract before the 
Divission bee made by my Sonns — And also I give my sonn 
Benjamin Savell my dwelling House as formerly Expressed & 
my old barne Orchard & my bit of meadow adjoyning — 

This my Will being declared I Give my Sonn John Savell 
Executo r with my Brother Samuell Bass, for my daughter 
Hannah Savell, I leave the Care of her, to my Brother Bass, 
& my daughter Sarah Savel I leave to my wife but in Case my 



Estates of William* Mull his and His Daughter Sarah 2, 43 

Brother Bass & my Sonn John Savel shall see any ill Conven- 
iency [p. 37] to follow my desire is that they shall take her & 
dispose of her to some sutable place, where shee may bee 
brought up in the Admonition of the Lord : 

my Sonn William Savel is to live as an Apprentice, with 
his * sonn John Savel untill hee bee 2 1 : yeares : of Age, my 
will & Appointment is that in Case y* any of my Sonns : Dye 
without issue the Land shall returne to , the Brethren that 
survive 

Thomas ffaxon Senio r , & William needham my will is should 
see this performed 

Witnesses : Samuell Bass WilliamW S Savel 

Edward * Quinsey his marke 

29 : July : 1669 

Deacon Samuell Bass came into the Court, & publikly re- 
nounced his being Executo r to this will & soe made Oath that 
having subscribed his name as a witnes to this instrument, was 
present & did at the day of the date thereof signe & publish 
the same to bee his last will & Testament, that when hee soe 
did was of a sound mind to his best knowledge. 

Edw : Rawson Reccord r 

26 : Aug st : 1669 

Edmond * Quinsey deposed that having subscribed his name 
as a wittnes to this instrument was present on the day of the 
date thereof, & did both heare & see Wm : Savel, to signe & 
publish the same to bee his last will & Testament, that when 
hee soe' did hee was of a disposing mind — 

Edw : Rawson Reccord r 

[Vol. V, p. 148.-)-] A True Inventory of the Goods & Estate of 

William Savel, Senio r deceased the 6 th of Aprill : 1669 : 

Imprs To wearing Apparrell 

To 5 Cowes at 20^ : two Oxen at io^ 

To : 2 : Oxen & Bull Calfe, 1 1£ . 10 : Swine : 12 : at I2sh 

To : two horse I2 £ : & Mares 3^, one horse at 3 £ 

To bookes io sh Quishions 25 

To the House & barne & a bitt of meadow 

Johns House Shop barne & Land about 3 Acres 

To Dearings Lott & 6 Acres on the hill & 1 1 : Acres 

To 3 Acres of salt marsh 

To Land bought of m r Broadstreet 

To 4 Acres of Land upon stony Hill 

To Land at Bridge water 2c>£ . Land at Quinaquagin 10^ 

To Land at Bridgwater 

* Sic. f Suffolk County Probate Records. 



09 


19 


3° 


00 


20 


10 


18 


00 


01 


05 


90 


00 


120 


00 


66 


00 


30 


00 


250 


00 


13 


00 


30 


00 


37 


00 



20 


16 




07 


00 




05 


00 




01 


04 


6 


01 


16 




o8 


04 




J 9 


03 


6 


IO 


04 




OI 


09 




25 


00 




16 


10 




02 


13 




OO 


04 




79 8 


17 




95 


15 


6 


12 


08 


06 



44 Estates of William' 1 Mull ins and His Daughter Sara/1 3 

To berids Ruggs blanckets & sheets 

To 5 : BushelJs of Rye 2osh ; 40 : Bushells of Indian 6 s : 

To : a brass Ketde 3^ losh, iron pott io^h Andirons 2osh 

To 5 : pewter platters 2o sh , bason & Tinn ware 4 sh 6 d 

To spitt & trammells : 1 i sh , (I4) d linnen yarne 25^ 

To Tables stooles chayres chests & wooden ware 

To Cart wheeles plow chaynes, with joyners stuffe & Ceder 

boults 
To shooes 8^ iosh, 4 Axes : l6sh, pickax 183 
To sickles wedges n sh , hand hoe 4 sh . flax io sh . old iron 4sh 
To . 25 . Acres of English Corne sowed at 
To : 20 . Acres of Indian planted 15^ : meate 30 sh 
To sacks morter pestel 2 5 sh , 8 : Bushells malt 28 s ** 
To : ironing box with heaters & pease hooke 



Debts due out of the Estate 
Due to the Estate 

26 : Aug st : 1669. Present : majo r Generall John Leveret 
m r Edw : Tyng & Reccord r 

John Savel deposed that this paper Containes a true Inven- 
tory of the Estate of William Savel to the best of his 
knowledge that when hee knowes more hee will discover it : 

Edw : Rawson Record 1 " : 

[Agreement of the Heirs] 

Articles of Agreement betweene m rs Savel & her Children : 

Articles of Agreement betweene John Savel Samuell Savel 
& Benjamin Savel of the one part, & Sarah Savell Relict of 
William Savel deceased of the other party as followeth : 

That whereas the Will of Our deceased fTather doth not 
give soe full sattisfaction to Our mother with Respects to her 
future maintenance therefore for the Continuance of love & 
peace betweene us wee John Savel & Benjamin Savel doe 
hereby bind Our selves that wee will freely pay & performe 
unto her as foil : 

1 : That according to Our ffathers Will, Our mother shall 
have her whole Estate Returned to her that shee brought to 
our ffather for her owne use & to dispose of forever with a 
Chest with drawers & a Cubbert — 

2ly : That what the will Expresseth & bindeth us to the 
performance of for her maintinence wee will truly & faithfully 
performe, — Also whereas the will Expresseth Twenty bushells 
of Corne & fowre Cord of wood wee doe hereby Engage to 
pay itt in these kinds, Three bushells of wheate & three 
bushells of Rye, & Six bushells of malt & Eight Bushells of 



Estates of William* Muffins and His Daughter Sara}? 45 

Indian & to pay when shee hath occation, Provided it bee at 
such times as it will not bee much damage to them — Also 
whereas the will bindeth us to winter two Cowes for her yearly 
wee doe hereby Engage to summer them also as wee doe Our 
Owiie yearly during her widdow--hood — 

3ly That in Case God soe dispose that Our mother Change 
her Condition by marriage that then, the former Engagements 
being voyd wee doe hereby Engage & bind Our selves to pay 
or Cause to bee paid unto Our mother Sarah Savell the full 
& just sume of ffowre pounds a yeare, to bee paid Twenty 
shillings in porke & Three pounds in Corne at price Currant 
duringe the tearme of her naturall life, Provided that that which 
is returned to her as her owne Estate shall still Continue soe 
to bee, her Owne to dispose of forever as formerly Expressed 

I Sarah Savel Widdow & Relict of William Savell, deceased, 
with respect to the above said premisses & Obligations doe 
hereby declare my selfe to bee sattisfyed & Contented, & 
doe hereby Engage my selfe that the aforesaid Obligations 
being performed I will noe way trouble nor molest my Chil- 
dren neither by requiring my thirds of the Estate or suing for 
the same in a Course of Law or any other way — 

[p. 38] And for the true performance of the abovesaid 
p r misses wee both parties doe hereby bind Ourselves, our heires 
Executo re Administrato rs & assignes & doe hereunto set Our 
hands & affix Our seales the : 14 : June : 1669 
Signed Sealed & delivered John Savell & a Seale 

in the presence of — Samuell Savel & a Seale 

Thomas T ffaxon Benja : Savel & a Seale 

his marke Sarah Savel & a Seale 

Christopher Webb 

This Agreement Ouned by Sarah Savel & John Savel, in 
the County Court the 29 : July : 1669 : & by Samuell Savel 
& Benjamin, the : 26 : August 1669 

As Attests : Edw : Rawson Reccord r 



THOMAS FAXON'S ESTATE 
[Letter of Administration] 

[Suff. Prob., IX : 19] L res Adm con 

At a County Court held at Boston . by Adjournm* 23 
Decemb r 1680. 

ffull power & Authority to Administer all and singular . 
the goods Estate and Credits of Thomas ffaxton . late of Bran- 



.46 Estates of William 2 Muffins and His Daughter Sarah* 

try dece d is granted unto Sarah his Relict and Joannah . 
ffisher . widow his onely daughter . (untill his GrandSon . 
Thomas ffaxton . come of age when the matter . may bee 
further considered of) they giving Security to Administer the 
s d Estate according to Law, and exhibiting an Inventory thereof 
upon their Oaths Security is accordingly given. 
Is a Addington Cl r Is a Addington Cl r 

[Bond of Administrators *] 

Know all men by these presents that Sarah Faxon widdow 
and Christopher Webb her Surety Joannah Fisher widdow and 
peter Woodward her Surety stand firmly bound and obliged 
unto Edward Tyng Esq 1 " Treasuro r for the County of Suffolke 
in the Sume of Eighteen hundred pounds To bee paid unto 
the s d Treasuro r his Successor in s d Office or Assignes in 
currant money of New : England To the true payment whereof 
wee do respectively binde and oblige our Selves our heires 
Exec 13 and Adm rs firmly by these presents . Sealed with our 
.Seales Dated in Boston . 24 d Decemb r 1680. 

The Condicon of this present Obligation is such that if the 
above bounden . Sarah ffaxon . and Joannah Fisher do well and 
truly Administer . all and singular the Estate of Thomas ffaxon 
late of Brantery dece d (husband of the s d Sarah and ffather of 
the s d Joanna) according to Law and shalbee accountable and 
responsable for the same unto the County Court for Suffolke 
when called there unto then this Obligation to bee void and of 
none Effect or else to abide and remain in full force and virtue 
Signed Sealed & Deliv rd Sarah faxson (seal) 

in y e presence of Christopher Webb (seal) 

Daniell ffisher johan fficher (seal) 

Is a Addington Cl r Peter Woodward (seal) 

[Thomas Faxon's Inventory f ] 

Braintree the 29 th of [Decemb r ] 1680 
An Inventory of the houses [Lands] Chatties goods and 
estate of Thomas ffax[t]on Deceasd [late] of Braintree 
Imp rs : house & barne outhouses with the land adioining 400 00 00 

It . holly bush . field 050 00 00 

to land at Bridgwater \ 00 00 

* Transcribed from the original document 

t Transcribed from the original document, with missing parts supplied from 
the record in Surf. Prob.j IX : 34, 35. 

\ " 060 " has been crossed out. 



Estates of William* Muffins and His Daughter Sarah 2, 47 



It fower oxen 

It a house & land at the Towne 

It Sixe cowes 

It a bull & heifer 3 yeers old 

It two calves. 

It three horses 

It . two mares & two colts 

It ten runninge Swine 

It fatt Swine 

It fower sheep * 

It corne & hay in the barne 

It beddinge 3 beds as they stand. 

It 7 paire of sheets 

to provissian butter cheese porck beefe 4 sacks 

It linnen 

It woolen yerne : woole tow yerne 

It 3 chests 3 o[ld bejdsteds 

It brasse 7 vessells & peuter 20 peices 

It Iron pots tramells potthooks spit andirons tongs Iron 

peele posnetts frying pan : chasting dish sheep sheers 
It paire of Stilliards 
It 3 guns 2 swords : cutlash : 
It table forme Joynstoole 4 chayrs. 
It wooden ware 
It bookes 

It two chests 2 cubbords 
It wearinge aparell . 2 cushions 
It cart wheeles cart tire boxes yoke & chaines 
It share & coulter 
It sett of hoopes for cart wheeles 
It axes beetleringes wedgs . sledg . Iron crows 

tooles 

old Iron 
to a cow hide 
Due from Jn° Brick & Henry Leadbett 1 " . by specially money 

when the times of paim 1 Come 
Due fro Sam Howard money 
Due fro Robert Stanton money 
Due from Willm Savell money 



014 
008 
015 
003 
001 
009 
002 
003 
005 
001 
007 
008 
005 
002 
000 
002 
001 
004 

002 
000 
001 
000 
001 
000 
000 
003 
005 
000 
000 
000 
001 
000 
000 



00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
10 
00 
00 
00 
06 
05 
17 
00 
00 
05 

05 
08 
10 

l 5 

10 
12 

00 
10 
07 

05 
16 
00 
10 
07 



00 

00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
oo 

00 

00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 

00 
00 

00 

00 

00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
o 
02 



300 00 00 

003 10 00 

004 00 00 
010 00 00 



Due from this estate 
To Theophilus Curtis 
To rates 
other debts uncertaine 

Taken & aprized by us. 
topher Webb 



The totall 859 03 02 



Richard Ellis f Samuell Tompson Chris- 



The widdows bed as it stands 04 00 00 

Twenty sixe sheep . claimed by the grandson Thomas Saxon. 06 10 00 
Apprized by Richard Ellis Samuell Thompson Christopher Webb. 

* This entire item was crossed out and does not appear in the record. 
t i( Jno ffrench senr " has been crossed out and " Richard Ellis " interlined. 



48 Halifax, Mass., Vital Records 

Sarah Faxton Adm x made oath in Court . 26 Jan r . 80 . 
that this is a just and true Inventory of the Estate of her late 
husband Tho s Faxton dece d tq her best knowledge and that 
w n more appeares shee will adde it. 

Is a Addington Cl r 

[Petition of the Widow *] 

To the hon rd County Court sittinge In Boston by adiour- 
ment Decemb r 19 th 1683 

The humble petition of Sarah ffaxen Widow & Relict of 
Thomas ffaxen late of Brantree Deceasd . Humbly Sheweth . 

That whereas your hon rs were pleased to grant administration 
to the estate of sd Thomas ffaxen to my self e & Joana ffisher 
his only Daughter untill Thomas ffaxen son of Richard ffaxen 
Came of age for the preservinge the estate & that now the 
sd Thomas the sd heire is at full age your petition 1 " Humbly 
prays that your hon rs would be pleased to ffree your petition r 
of administration That the heire may be posesd of the estate 
your petitionr beinge unable to undergoe such trouble w ch will 
oblige your petition 3- ev r to pray & subscribe myselfe your 
Hon rs Humble servant 

Sarah ffaxen 

(To be continued ) 



HALIFAX, MASS., VITAL RECORDS 

{Continued from Vol. VI, p.Jo) 

[p. 278] Abigail Tomson the daughter of Abel Tomson and Eliza- 
bath his Wife was born May 11 th 1791 
Giles Tomson their son was born June 2 nd 1794 
The Children of Samuel S. Sturtevant & Priscilla his Wife 
Josiah Sturtevant their Son was born March 23 rd 1778 
Hannah Sturtevant their Daughter born November 5 th 1779 
Clara Sturtevant their Daughter born December 5 th 1781 
Stafford Sturtevant their Son born March 7 th 1784 

Priscilla Sturtevant twin Daughters t born April 25 th 1786 
Lucy Sturtevant their Daughter born September 23 rd 1788 
♦Transcribed from the original document. 

t A space was left before " Priscilla " and the name of the second twin was 
not entered. 



Halifax, JITass., Vital Records 49 

The Children of Joseph Tilson and Molly his wife 

Molly Loring Tilson their daughter was born December 22 nd 1788 

Joseph Tilson their son was born January 6 th 1791 

The Children of Joseph Tilson and Lucinda his wife 

Freelove Tilson their daughter was born January 19 th 1795 

The Children of James Bosworth and Mehitable his wife 

Joseph Bosworth their son was born August 25 th 1774 

Noah Bosworth their son was born Nov r 26 177s 

[p. 279] Salla Sturtevant the daughter of Winslow Sturtevant and 

Susanna his wife was born May 25 th 1793 
The Children of Jonathan Porter Jun r and Betty his wife 
Mary Porter their daughter was Borne June 4 th 1791 
Betty Porter their daughter was Born March 13 th 1793 
The Children of Chipman Fuller and Thankfull his wife 
Ruth Fuller their daughter was born October 23 rd 1780 
Ebenezer Fuller their son was born November 26 th 1782 
Nathan Fuller their son was born February 23 rd 1785 
Priscilla Fuller their daughter was born November 29 th 1787 
Nancy Fuller their daughter was born June 25 th 1795 

[p. 280] The children of John Waterman Jun r and Mercy his Wife 

Moses Waterman their son was born April 8 th 177 1 

Moses Waterman their 2 nd son of that Name was born August 27 th 

1772 
Luther Waterman their son was born June 2 2 cd 1774 
Nathaniel Waterman their son was born June 12 th 1776 
Rebecca Waterman their daughter was born April 21 st 1778 
John Waterman their son was born May 20 th 1780 
George Waterman their son was born March 3 rd 1782 
Their daughter born and died the same day Septem r 13 th 1783 
George Waterman their 2 nd son of that name was born March 12 th 

1785 

Mercy Waterman their daughter was born March 31 st 1787 

Polley Waterman their daughter was born June 21 st 1789 

Fear Waterman their daughter was born Febr^ 4 th 1792 

Olive Ashley Waterman Daughter of Nathaniel Waterman and Olive 

his wife w r as born in Springfield in the County of Hampshire 

February 11 th 1800 
The Children of David Bosworth and Abigail His Wife 
Bela Bosworth their son was born July 16 th 1788 
David Bosworth their son was born September 2 nd 1789 
The Children of David Bosworth and Patiance his Wife 
Josiah Bosworth their son Was born December 15 th 1791 
Abigail Bosworth their daughter was born October 22 nd 1793 
The Children of Moses Tomson and Abigail his wife 
Zerviah Tomson their daughter was born June 24 th 1784 
Nancy Tomson their daughter was born September 29 th 1793 



50 Halifax ; Mass., Vital Records 

[p. 282] 1 Gamaliel Bryant and Sarah Stetson Both of Hallifax were 
Joyned in marriage By m r Briggs Nov 1 " 20 : 1772 

2 David Briggs and Hannah Briggs both of Hallifax were Joyned 

in marriage by m r Briggs oct r 21 : 1773 

3 obadiah Lyon and Lydia Cushman Both of Hallifax were Joyned 

in marriage by m r Briggs oct r 2S : 1773 

4 Ezra Drew and Betty Holmes both of Hallifax were Joyned in 

marriage by rn r Briggs January : 6 : 1774 

5 Benjamin Parris of Bridgwater and Sarah Parris of Hallifa were 

Joyned in marriage by M r Briggs Feby 3 : 1774 

6 Giles Leach and Deborah Jackson both of Hallifax were Joyned 

in marriage by m r Briggs June 4 : 1774 

7 Isaac Tomson of Middlebrough and Lucy Sturtevant of Hallifax 

were Joyned in marriage by M r Briggs June : 19 : 1774 

8 Josiah whitman of Bridgwater and Sarah Sturtevant of Hallifax 

were Joyned in marriage by m r Briggs Nov' 27 : 1774 

9 Sam 11 Stafford Sturtevant and Pricilla Palmer both of Hallifax 

were Joyned in marriage by m r Briggs Jany 22 : 1775 

10 Joshua Cortis and Phebe waterman both of Hallifax were Joyned 

in marriage by M r Briggs Feby 16 : 1775 

11 Peleg Barrow of Plimpton and Jemima Drew of Hallifax were 

Joyned in marriage by M r Briggs may 4 : 1775 

12 Joseph Dunbar and Hannah Ripley both of Hallifax were Joyned 

in marriage by M r Briggs December : 6 : 1775 

13 Benjamin Dunbar and Hannah Hathaway both of Hallifax were 

Joyned in marriage by m r Brigg December 29 : 1775 

14 Doc 41 william Bachellor of miiton and Joanna waterman Jun of 

Hallifax were Joyned in marriage by m r Briggs January : 1 : 
1776 

15 David mahuren of Easton and Ruth Dunbar of Hallifax were 

Joyned in marriage by m r Briggs Jan'y 12 : 1776 

16 oliver Holmes and Lydia Tomson both of Hallifax were Joyned 

in marriage by m r Briggs Feb:y . 7 . 1776 

17 Samuel Heafords of Hard wick and Bathsheba Tinkham of Hallifax 

were Joyned in marriage by m r Briggs march : 1 : 1776 

18 Thomas Drew and Lucy Tomson both of Hallifax were Joyned 

in marriage by m r Briggs may 2 : 1776 
19- Aseal Lyon of Plimpton and Fear Cushman of Hallifax were 
Joyned in marriage by m r Briggs oct r : 10 : 1776 

[p. 283] 20 : Samuel whitman of Bridgwater and Sarah waterman of 
Hallifax were Joyned in marriage by m r Briggs Nov r 7 : 1776 

21 Ignatius Loring Jun of Plimpton and Abigail Soul of Hallifax 

w r ere Joyned in marriage by m r Briggs Nov r 27 : 1776 

22 Thomas Sturtevant of Middlebrough and Sarah Soul of Hallifax 

were Joyned in marriage by m r Briggs April 10 : 1777 

23 James Faunce and Mary Cushman both of Hallifax were Joyned 

in marriage by M r Briggs July 117: 1777 



Halifax, Mass., Vital Records 51 

14 Levi Everson of Kingston and Eunice Briggs of Hallifax were 

Joyned in marriage by M r Briggs July 17 : 1777 

15 Charles Sturtevant Jun r of Rochester and Ruth liearce of Hallifax 

were Joyned in marriage by m r Briggs August 13 : 1777 

6 Jonathan Cortis and Molly Faxon Both of Hallifax were Joyned 

in marriage by m r Briggs Sep tr 15 : 1777 

7 Abraham whiton Jun r and Abijah Wood both of Hallifax were 

Joyned in marriage by m r Briggs Nov 1 " 20 : 1777 

8 Adam Tomson and Molly Tomson Both of Hallifax were Joyned 

in marriage by m r Briggs Dec r 18 : 1777 

9 : Nehemiah Besse and Pricilla Perry Both of Hallifax were Joyned 

in marriage by m r Briggs Feb r 26 : 1778 
"he Persons Hereafter Named were Joyned in marriage by the Rev d 

m r Ephraim Brig[gs] 
/lay 28 : 1778 Nehemiah Sturtevant of Plimpton and Huldah Fuller 

of Hallifax marr[ied] 
Lugust 9 : 1778 George Osboura of Pembrook and Deborah Taylor 

of Hallifax 
r eby 11 : 1779 J°b Hall °^ Raynham and Abigail Leach of Hallifax 

were marri[ed] 
une 22 : 1779 Elias Haskill of Greenwich and mercy Tilson of 

Hallifax 
ct r 21 : 1779 william wood of Middleborough and Susanna Fuller of 

Hallifa[x] 
)ec r 16 : 1779 : Sylvanus Bradford of Kingston and Jane Briggs of 

Hallifax 
)ec r 17 : 1779 Ichabod Tomson and Lydia Hall Both of Hallifax 

were married 
any 6 : 1780 Nathan Pirkins and Hannah Sturtevant Both of 

Hallifax 
any 20 : 1780 James Crooker of Pembrook and Joanna Cushman of 

Hallifax 
eby 10 : 1780 Richard Bozworth and Hannah Chipman Both of 

Hallifax 
eby 23 : 1780 Ezekiel Palmer and Polly Wallis Both of Hallifax 

mar rid 
eby 24 : 1780 Mathew Parris and mercy Tomson Both of Hallifax 
larch 17 : 1780 Isaac Hobert of Pembrook and Lydia Hatch of 

Hallifax 
ipril 4 : 1780 Noah waterman and Esther Ellis Both of Hallifax 
une 15 : 1780 Leonard Hill of Pembrook and Lois Briggs of 

Hallifax 
ep* 21 : 1780 Nathan Tinkham and Abigail Perry both of Hallifax 
)ec r 21 1780 Samuel Brown of Abington and Tabatha Porter of 

Hallifax 
eby 8 : 178 1 Jonathan Records of Pembrook and Remember Brigg 

of Hallifax 
eby 21 : 1 78 1 Elisha Mitchel of Bridgwater and Hannah Tomson of 

Hallifa[x] 



52 Halifax, Jlfass., Vital Records 

March 12 : 1781 Eliab Knap of Raynham and Lois Tomson of 

Hallifax 
March 18 : 1781 Holmes Seares and mercy Gushing Both of Hallifax 
April 27 : 1781 Francis Cooke and Ruth Bearce Both of Hallifax 

were marrid 
Carried over 

[p. 284] Brought over and Continued marriages by m r Briggs 

May 25 : 1781 Barnabas Snell of Bridgwater and Hannah Holmes of 

Hallifax 
June 7 : 1781 David Rogers of Greenwich and Rebecca Jackson of 

Hallifax 
oct r 5 : 1 781 Ezra Tomson and Sarah whiton Both of Hallifax were 

maried 
Feby 13 : 1782 Zebadiah Tomson and Phebe Cortis Both of Hallifax 
Sept r 20 : 1782 Timothy Briggs of Norton and Hannah waterman of 

Hallifax 
Feby 16 . 1783 Mark Andrews of Berkley and Ruth Parris of Hallifax 
march : 6 1783 Jonah Benson of Bridgwater and Martha Tomson of 

Hallifax 
Jany 15 : 1784 David Hatch and Lucy Samson Both of Hallifax 
march 23 : 1784 Seth Sturtevant and Abigail Cushing Both of 

Hallifax 
Sept 1 " 27 : 1784 Jacob Loring of Plimpton and Lydia Tilson of 

Hallifax 
Oct r 3 : 1784 Sherebiah Corthell of Hingham and Lydia whiton of 

Hallifax 
Dec r 3 : 1784 Edmund Mordock of Plimpton and Betty Ripley of 

Hallifax 
Dec r 27 1784 Asa Soule and Ruth Howland Stetson Both of Hallifax 
Dec 1 " 30 : 1784 John Fuller of Medfield and Martha Fuller of Hallifax 
The Persons Hereafter Named were Joyned in marriage by the Rev d 

m r Ephraim Briggs 
April : 10 : 1785 Benjamin Bozworth and Hannah Samson Both of 

Hallifax 
October 24 : 1785 Judah w r ood and Tabitha Holmes Both of Hallifax 
December 2 : 1785 Levi Tomson and Betty Snell Both of Hallifax 
December n : 1785 Waterman Bozworth and Mercy Tilson 3 d Beth 

of Hallifax 
January 5 : 1786 Elijah Howard of Bridgwater and mary Tomson 3 d 

of Hallifax 
April 11 : 1786 David Sturtevant and mercy Parris Ju r Both of 

Hallifax 
April 20 : 1786 James Soule 3 d of Middleborough and Eunice 

Tomson of Hallifax 
Sept r 14 : 1786 Thaddeus Tomson and Ruth Tilson Both of Hallifax 
January 18 : 1787 John Heafords of Pembrook and Betty Hall of 

Hallifax 



Halifax, Mass. t Vital Records 53 

February : 1 : 1787 Joshua Palmer Jun r and Lois Sturtevant Jun r 

Both of Hallifax 
The Persons Hereafter Named were Joyned in Marriage by the 

Rev* 1 M r Ephraim Briggs 
Sept r 23 : 1787 David Boz worth and Abigail Inglee Both of Hallifax 
December 20 : 1787 Benjamin Faxon of Bridgwater and Ruth Bryant 

of Hallifax 
December 11 : 17S7 John Putnam of Middleborough and Elezabeth 

Bozworth of Hallifax 
April 24 : 17 83 Joseph Tilson of Hallifax and Molly Loring of 

Plimpton 
May 8 : 1788 Allen Hatch of Bridgwater and Sarah Standish of 

Hallifax 
The Persons Hereafter Named were Joyned in Marriage by Eben r 

Tomson Justice of the Peace 
August 20 : 1788 Periz Hooper and Parnel Leach Both of Bridgwater 
Octr 5 : 17S8 John Besse and Nancy Packard Both of Bridgwater 
December 25 : 1788 Benjamin Parris and Lydia Price Both of 

Bridgwater 
Nov r 2 : 1790 Jacob Churchel and Joanna Bosworth Both of Plimpton 
January 13 : 179 1 Jonathan Porter Jun r and Betty Woods Both of 

Hallifax 
The Persons Hereafter Named were Joyned in marriag by the Rev 4 

Ephraim Briggs 
June 5 : 1788 Moses Inglee Jun r and Hannah Allen Jun r Both of 

Hallifax 
June 25 : 1788 Eben r Hathaway and Chloe Hooper Both of Hallifax 
December 6 : 1788 Deacon Ellis Holmes and Betty Leach Both of 

Hallifax 
June 22 : 1789 Dan Parris and Parnal Ripley Both of Hallifax 
Sept r 13 : 1789 Levi Loring of Plimpton and Rachel Standish of 

Hallifax 
March 25 : 1790 Abel Tomson and Elisabeth Leach Both of Hallifax 
November 25 : 1790 Ezekel Tomson and Mary Bosworth Both of 

Hallifax 
December 5 : 1790 Doct r Nathaniel Morton and Joanna Tomson 

Both of Hallifax 
March 20 : 1791 Ichabod waterman Jun r of Kingston and Perthana 

Cartee of Hallifax 

[p. 285] August : 3 : 1791 Eliab Tomson and Rachel Tomson Both 

of Hallifax were Joyned in marriage by Eben r Tomson Justice 

of the Peace 
April 29 : 1792 Consider Pratt and Molly Thayer Both of Hallifax 

were Joined in marriage by Eben r Tomson Justice of the Peace 
June 15 : 1791 Moses Inglee Jun r of Hallifax and Jane Loring of 

Plimpton were Joined in marriage by the Rev 4 m r Ephraim 

Briggs 



54 Halifax, Mass., Vital Records 

November 12 : 1791 Lemuel Clark of wareham and Elice waterman 

Jun r of Hallifax were Joined in marriage by the Rev 4 m r 

Ephraim Briggs 
November 17 : 1791 Newcomb Bourn Jun r of Middlebrough and 

Dulsina woods of Hallifax were Joined in Marriage by the Rev d 

M r Ephraim Briggs 
November 27 : 1792 Barnabas Tomson Jun r and Sarah Fuller Both 

of Hallifax were Joined in marriage by Eben r Tomson Justice of 

the Peace 
Nov r 15 : 1792 George William Munro of Pembrook and Mary 

Bearce of Hallifax were Joined in marriage by the Rev d Ephraim 

Briggs 
Nov r 29 : 1792 Aseph Bosworth and Elezibeth Tomson Both of 

Hallifax were Joined in Marriage by the Rev 4 Ephraim Briggs 
March 4 : 1793 Winslow Sturtevant and Susanna Faxon Both of 

Hallifax wer Joined in Marriage by the Rev d Ephraim Briggs 
March 13 : 1793 Joseph Tomson and Priscilla Ripley Both of 

Hallifax were Joined in marriage by the Rev 4 Ephraim Briggs 
Sep* 29 th 1793 Calvin Waterman and Salome Allen both of Bridg- 
water were Joined in marriage by Ebenezer Tomson Justice of 

the Peace 
April 10 th 1794 Isaac Chamberlin of Bridgwater and Charity Tomson 

of Halifax were Joined in marriage by Ebenezer Tomson Justice 

of the Peace 
June 14 th 1793 Asa Hall of Raynham and Lucy Leach of Halifax 

were Joined in marriage by the Rev 4 Ephraim Briggs 
Jan? i st 1794 Lewis Chamberlin of Bridgwater and Rebecca Tomson 

of Halifax were Joined in marriage by the Rev 4 Ephraim Briggs 
March 5 th 1794 William Hooper of Bridgwater and Mary Tilson of 

Halifax were Joined in marriage by the Rev 4 Ephraim Briggs 
April I st 1794 David Briggs Jun r and Abigail Sturtevant both of 

Halifax were Joined in marriage by the Rev 4 Ephraim Briggs 
July 21 st 1794 Moses Waterman and Sarah Inglee both of Halifax 

were Joined in marriage by the Rev 4 Ephraim Briggs 
1795 June 17 th Elkanah Thomas of Middleborough and Margret 

Miller Tomson of Halifax were Joined in marriage by the Rev 4 

Eph m Briggs 
October 14 th 1795 William Shaw 3 rd of Middleborough and Sarah 

Loring of Halifax w r ere Joined in marriage by the Rev 4 Ephraim 

Briggs 
November 19 th 1795 Jacob Tomson J r of Middleborough and Marcy 

Waterman J r of Halifax were Joined in Marriage by the Rev 4 

Ephraim Briggs 

{To be coittinued) 



Bridgewater, Mass., Vital Records 55 



BRIDGEWATER, MASS., VITAL RECORDS 

(Continued from Vol. VI, p. 8) 

. 12] The birth of the children of John & Elisabeth Field born in 

the Town of Bridgwater 
isabeth Field was born August y e 4 th Ann° Do 1698 
rah Field was born January y e 7 th Ano Dom 1700 
isanna Field was born Febr 25 Ann° Do 1702 
hn Field was born February y e 27 th Annoq Do 1704 
mes Field was born Sep t y e 12 th Annoq Dom 1706 
le birth of the children of Ebenezer and Ruth Hill 
ith Hill was born February y e 26 1684/5 
>enezer Hill was bom November y e 9 th An° Do 1686 
le birth of the children of Thomas & Bithia Hayward born in the 

Town of Bridgwater 
lice Hayward was born April y e 7 th Ann Dom 1707 
leir seccond child was a son born Sep 1 2 2 d Ann Do 1709 and 

Deceased [*] the same day 
leir third was a son born May 2 2 d Anno Dom 17 12 and Deceased 

June the 23 in the same year 
thiah Hayward was born Septem r 22 d Anno Dom 17 15 
ary Hayward was born January 4 th Annoq Domi 17 18/19 
th Hayward was born December 3 Anno Domi 172 1 
lebe Hayward was born April 26 Anno Dom 1725 
10 s : Hayward above named Died march y e 20 th : An° Dom 1741 
thia Hayward first above named Died august y e 14 th An° Dom 1745 

.13] The birth of the children of Nicholas & Sarah Whitman born 

in the Town of Bridgwater 
Thomas Whitman was born Octo 24 Ano do 1702 
John Whitman was born Febru 28 Ann Do 1703/4 
Josiah Whitman was born May the 6* Ann° Dom 1706 and Dece d 

June y e 25 Anno Dom 1711 
David Whitman was born Janua 25 Anno Dom 17 of 
Jonathan Whitman was born Decern y e 7 th Anno Dom 17 10 
Seth Whitman w r as born April the sixth Annoq Dom 17 13 
Eliezer Whitman was born of mary his seccond wife on the last 

day of July in the year 17 16 1716 by Mary his seccond wife f 
mjamin Whitman was born June y e 15 th Anno Domi 17 19 
ary Whitman was born of Mary his Third wife on the Twenty Seve 

Seventh of August Anno Dom 1720 
illiam Whitman was born April y e 11 th Anno Domi 1722 
siah Whitman was born 11 of Febru Anno Domi 1723/4 
* " Sept 22 1 709 " has been crossed out. 
t The words in italics are crossed off in the original. 



56 Bridgezvatcr, Mass., Vital Records 

Benjamin Whitman Dyed April 5 th Anno Dom 1724 

Mary Whitman Dyed May y e Ninteenth Anno Dom 1724 

William Whitman Dyed March 24 th Anno Dom 1723/4 

Sarah Whitman was born May the Eight Anno Dom 1726 

Nicholas Whitman was Born Xovcm br 4 anodom 1731 

The birth of the children of Daniel & Mary Hudson bora in the 

Town of Bridgwater 
Mary Hudson was born Febru y e 14 th Anoq Dom 1701 
Daniel Hudson was born April y e 9 th Anoq Dom 1704 
William Hudson was born June 22 d Anno Dom 1707 
The birth of the children of Ebenezer & Hannah Byram 
Ebenezer Byram was born Sep' 17 Anno Domi 17 16 
Eliab Byram was born December 4 th Anno Dom 17 18 
Japheth Byram was born May 2i 3t Anno Dom 172 1 
Napthaly Byram was born July 9 th Anno Dom 1723 
Hannah Byram was born September the first 1725 
Mary Byram was born April 14 th Anno Dom 1728 
Abigail Byram was bom April 23 d Anno Dom 1730 
Jepthah Byram was Born Agustt 14 th ADom 1732 

[p. 14] The birth of the children of John & Mary Willis born in 

the Town of Bridgwater 
Mary Willis was born Nove r y e 27 th Anoq Do 1699 
John Willis was born Decem r y e 24 Anoq Dom 1701 
Margrett Willis was born Sep' y e 15 th Anoq Dom 1704 
The birth of y e Children of Nathan 11 & Hannah Reynolds 
Phillip Reynolds was born Sep' y« 19 th An° Dom 1740 
Jonas Reynolds was born January y e 28 th An Dom 1 741/2 
Hannah Reynolds wife of y e above named Nathan 11 Reynolds De- 
ceased august y e 12 th An° Dom 1742 
Billy Reynolds by Mary his Second Wife was born march the tenth 

An° Dom 1744/5 
Timothy Reynolds born October y e 29 th An° Dom 1746 
Sion Reynolds born april y e 19 th An° Dom 1748 
Hannah Reynolds born march y e 4 th An Dom 1749/50 
mary Reynolds born Sep' y e 30 th An° Dom 1751 
Sion Reynolds above named Died March y e 23 d 1753 
mary Reynolds above named Died april y e i st An° Dom 1753 
Billey Reynolds above named Died april y e 27 th An° Dom 1753 
Mary Reynolds born march y e 23 d An° Dom 1754 
Nathan 11 Reynolds born april y e 26 th An° Dom 1757 
Carried to y e bottom * 

The birth of the children of Josiah & Mary Keith born in Bridgwater 
Margret Keith was born April y e 17 th Ano Do 1704 
Josiah Keith was born February y e 11 th Anno Do 1706 
William Keith was born June the fifteenth Anno Dom 1708 
Mark Keith was born April 18 th Anno Dom 17 10 
Sarah Keith was born April y e first Anno Dom 17 12 

♦This is written opposite the last entry. 



Bridgezvatcr, Mass., Vital Records 57 

Mary Keith was born June iS th Anno Dom 17 14 
Daniel Keith was born July the 28 th Annoq Dom 17 16 
David Reynolds born March y e 9 th An Dom 1759 
Silence Reynolds born October y e 30 th An Dom 1760 
Jonathan Reynolds born may y e 17 th An° Dom 1764 
Cynthia Reynolds born October y e 9 th An° Dom 1769 

[p. 15] The birth of the children of Amos & Mary Snell born in 

Bridgwater 
Mary r Snell was born Decern 1- y e 25 Anoq Dom 1700 
Elisabeth Snell was born January the sixth Anno Dom 1702 and 

Deceased toward the latter end of April next following 
Jemima Snell was born May y e 3 d Anoq Dom 1704 
Susanna Snell was born September the 2 2 d Anno Dom 1706 
Amos Snell was born March 11 th Anno Domi 1709 
Daniel Snell was born April the 20 th Anno Dom 17 n 
Moses Snell was born October the 30 th Annoq Dom 1713 
Martha Snell was born December 13 th Annoq Dom 17 16 
Charitie Snell was born Novem r 20 th Anno Domi 17 19 
Arthur Snell was born March 31 st Anno Dom 1725 And Dyed the 

15 th day of April next following 
Kezia Snell was born March 21 st Anno Domi 1726 
The birth of the children of Joseph and Lydia Edson 
Hannah Edson was born January 16 Anno Dom 178/9* 
Lydia Edson was born January 11 th Anno Dom 1710/11 
Joseph Edson was born November 18 th Anno Dom 17 12 
Bithia Edson was born January 23 d Anno Domi 17 14/15 
John Edson was born May 3 d Anno Domi 17 17 
Daniel Edson was born April 21 st Anno Domi 1720 
David Edson was born April 28 th Anno Domi 1722 
Jesse Edson was born October 28 th anno Domi 1724 
James Edson was born December 20 th Anno Domi 1726 
Lydia Edson wife of y e above named Joseph Edson died January y* 

25* An° Dom 1762 
Joseph Edson y e parent of y e above named Children Died august y e 

26 th 1768 
Lydia Edson Second above Named Died August 18 th 1793 
The Birth of y e Children of John & Elisabeth Hooper 
Elisabeth Hooper was born april y e 11 th An Dom 1723 and Deceased 

February y e 20 th 1724/5 
John Hooper was born December y e First 1725 
Winslow Hooper was Born May y e 19 th An° Dom 1729 
Hezekiah Hooper was born June y e 30 th An° Dom 1732 
Joseph Hooper was born March y e 15 th An° Dom 1735 
Rebekah Hooper was born march y e 27 th An° Dom 1738 

♦Plainly an error for " 170S/9." 

(To be continued) 



58 Reports from State Societies 



REPORTS FROM STATE SOCIETIES 



MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY 

The forty-third meeting of the Society was held at the Hotel Vendome, 
Boston, on Thursday afternoon, October 27, 1904. Hon. Solon W. 
Stevens, of Lowell, Mass., read a paper on " The Pilgrims, the Foundation 
Builders of the Republic." Miss Lois D. McCobb sang several selections 
and Miss Irene Stimpson gave several selections on the piano. The usual 
informal reception followed. 

The Ninth Annual Reception and Dinner of the Massachusetts Society 
was held at the Hotel Vendome, Boston, on Monday evening, Novem- 
ber 21, 1904. The guests of the evening were Amory H. Bradford, D.D., 
of Montclair, N. J., William E. Huntington, LL.D., President of Boston 
University, Samuel B. Capen, LL.D., Governor General of the Society of 
Mayflower Descendants, Reuen Thomas, D.D., of Brookline, Mr. Gamaliel 
Bradford and Myles Standish, M.D., the first and second Governors of 
the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. 

After the members and their friends had been presented to Governor 
and Mrs. Charles A. Hopkins and the invited guests, dinner was served. 
The after-dinner exercises were opened as usual by a toast to our Pilgrim 
Ancestors and the reading of "The Compact" by Governor Hopkins/ 
The speakers were Governor General Capen, President Huntington, Rev. 
Dr. Bradford, and former Governors Bradford and Standish. A congrat- 
ulatory telegram from the Ohio Society was read, and Leonard Bacon's 
hymn, " O God, beneath thy guiding hand, our exiled fathers crossed the 
sea," was sung. 

Through the courtesy of Messrs. John A. Lowell & Co., Marshall 
Johnson's painting of "The Mayflower" occupied a prominent position, 
and during the exercises the Secretary read a letter from Mr. John A. 
Lowell, who was unable to be present, presenting the picture to the Massa- 
chusetts Society, stating that he would deliver the picture to the Society 
as soon as the steel engraving was completed. 

Donations to the Library and Cabinet 

A Letter and Card from Admiral Cervera and a letter from his son, 
all from Mrs. Edwin K. Moore. 

Fourteen copies of Boston Record Commissioners' Reports, Three 
editions of the Colonial Laws of Massachusetts, Conant Genealogy, and 
Maps of the Street-Lines of Boston in 181 9 and 1820, all from Mrs. 
William G. Reed. 

Town and Selectmen's Records, Newtowne and Cambridge, 1 630-1 703, 
from Hon. J. H. H. McNamee. 

Piece of Plymouth Rock, from Mr. William A. Ring. 

Military Papers of Daniel D. Tompkins, Governor of New York, 
Volumes II and III, from Mr. Edwin S. Crandon. 

Vital Records of Bellingham, Mass., Equestrian Statue of Major 
General Joseph Hooker, and Thirty-first Report on the Statistics of Labor, 
all from the Secretary of the Commonwealth. 



Reports from State Societies 59 

American Library Association Catalog, 1904, from the Library of 
Congress. 

Photograph of the Model of The Mayflower in the Smithsonian Insti- 
tution at Washington, from the District of Columbia Society of Mayflower 
Descendants. 

Old letter, written in 1798, from Mr. Stanley W. Smith. 

Members Elected 
September 19, 1904. 

848. Miss Charlotte Anne Talbott, Sistersville, West Virginia, tenth from 

Myles Standish. 

849. Mrs. George Hunting Fernald, Sanford, Florida, eighth from John 

Alden. 

850. Pelham Warren Ames, San Francisco, California, seventh from 

William Bradford. 

851. Miss Harriet Dale Johnson, Huntington, West Virginia, ninth from 

Myles Standish. 

852. Edwin Clarence Gilman, Worcester, eighth from Myles Standish. 

853. Lew Cass Hill, Boston, tenth from James Chilton, ninth from Mary 2 

Chilton. 

854. Mrs. Alice Rogers Moore, Cambridge, eighth from William Bradford. 

855. Stanley Webster Smith, Boston, ninth from Stephen Hopkins, eighth 

from Gyles 2 Hopkins. 
October 5, 1904. 

856. Capt. Albert Sydney Snow, U.S.N., Navy Yard, Boston, eighth 

from Stephen Hopkins, seventh from Constance 2 Hopkins. 

857. Mrs. Albert Sydney Snow, Navy Yard, Boston, eighth from Stephen 

Hopkins, seventh from Constance 2 Hopkins. 
October 31, 1904. 

858. Frank Andrew Munsey, Boston, eighth from Stephen Hopkins,. 

seventh from Gyles 2 Hopkins. 

859. Elias Partridge Morton, Webster, seventh from John Howland. 

860. Albert Oliver Smith, Boston, eighth from Stephen Hopkins, seventh 

from Gyles 2 Hopkins. 

861. Lincoln Clifford Cummings, Brookline, eighth from Isaac Allerton r 

seventh from Mary 2 Allerton. 

862. Mrs. Oscar Griffin Lane, Boston, eighth from Myles Standish. 

863. George Canning Burgess, Brookline, eighth from John Billington r 

seventh from Francis 2 Billington. 
November 2 1, 1904. 

864. Mrs. Robert Arthur Peter, Louisville, Kentucky, ninth from William 

Brewster. 

865. Mrs. Carl Bingham Hinsman, Rutland, Vermont, ninth from John 

Howland. 

866. Carroll Warren Doten, Cambridge, eighth from Edward Doty. 

867. William Boyd Holmes, Somerville, ninth from Thomas Rogers, 

eighth from Joseph 2 Rogers. 

868. Miss Edith Russell Wills, Newburyport, tenth from William Brewster. 

869. Mrs. John Franksford Tarbell, Boston, ninth from John Alden. 

870. Mrs. Louis Richard Henrich, Boston, eighth from William Bradford. 

871. Lorenzo Dow Baker, Jr., Boston, eighth from Stephen Hopkins, 

seventh from Gvles 2 Hopkins. 

872. Miss Martha Alberta Baker, Wellfleet, eighth from Stephen Hopkins, 

seventh from Gyles 2 Hopkins. 



-Co Reports from State Societies 

Supplemental Lines Accepted 

September, 1904. 

715. Arthur E. Linnell, tenth from William Brewster. 

844. Mrs. Frederic S. Nichols, seventh from John Rowland. 

October, 1904. 

638. Fisher Ames, eighth from John Alden. 

852. Edwin C. Oilman, seventh from John Alden; eighth from John 
Alden; eighth from Isaac Allerton, seventh from Mary 2 Allerton; 
eighth from Francis Cooke: eighth from Stephen Hopkins (two 
lines); seventh from George Soule ; seventh from Myles Standish. 



CONNECTICUT SOCIETY 

Members Elected 
September 16, 1904. 

234. George Franklin Newcomb, New Haven, eighth from William 

Bradford. 

235. Mrs. Henry E. Baker, Hartford, seventh from Edward Doty. 



ILLINOIS SOCIETY 

The Annual Banquet was held at the Auditorium, Chicago, on Monday 

evening, November 21, 1904. The speakers were the Governor, Mr. 

Frederick Morgan Steele, Rt. Rev. Charles Edward Cheney and Rev. 

Nehemiah Boynton of Detroit, Mich. There was music by Miss Priscilla 

Carver and Mrs. Eugene L. Merritt. Each person present was presented 

with a half-tone reproduction of Marshall Johnson's painting of " The 

Mayflower." 

At the Annual Meeting, held on Tuesday November 22. 1904, the 

following named officers for the ensuing year were elected : 

Governor, Frederick Morgan Steele 

Deputy Governor, Charles Gates Dawes 

Elder, Rt. Rev. Charles Edward Cheney 

Secretary, Mrs. Seymour Morris 

Treasurer, Paul Blatchford 

Historian, Theron Royal Woodward 

Captain, Frank Philip Crandon 

Surgeon, Dr. Morton M. Snow 

Assistants, John Smith Sargent, Miss Cornelia B. Williams, 

Mrs. Henry C. Purmort, Mrs. Ralph Emerson, 
Mrs. Roger Marcus Bassett, L. Brackett Bishop, 
George M. Ludlow. 

Members Elected 
October 12, 1904. 

120. Charles Leach Watrous, Des Moines, Iowa, ninth from Stephen 

Hopkins, eighth from Constance 2 Hopkins. 

121. Miss Ellen Rogers, Chicago, seventh from Thomas Rogers, sixth 

from Joseph 2 Rogers. 

122. Horace Gray Lunt, Colorado Springs, Colorado, tenth from Francis 

Cooke, ninth from John 2 Cooke. 



Reports from State Societies 6 1 

OHIO SOCIETY 

Member Elected 
October n, 1904. 
59. Mrs. James Jared Tracy, Cleveland, eighth from William Bradford. 



WISCONSIN SOCIETY 

The Fourth Annual Meeting and Dinner were held at the Athenaeum, 
Milwaukee, on Tuesday, November 22, 1904. The guests were Rev. 
James S. Hodgins of Milwaukee, who delivered an address on " The Pil- 
grim and the Puritan," Mrs. T. H. Brown, State Regent of the D. A. R., 
Mrs. Walter Kempster, Regent of the Milwaukee Chapter, D. A. R., Mr. 
Wyman K. Flint, Governor of the Wisconsin Society of Colonial Wars, 
Mr. J. F. Peirce, President of the Wisconsin Society, S. A. R. 

The following named officers were elected for the ensuing year : 
Governor, Mrs. James Sidney Peck 

Deputy Governor, Mrs. Ogden H. Fethers 
Secretary, Mrs. Edward P. Vilas 

Treasurer, Mrs. Edmund C. Gray 

Historian, Miss Mary L. Atwood 

Surgeon, George A. Harlow, M.D. 

Captain, Howard Greene 

Assistants, Mrs. H. A. J. Upham, Mrs. George E. Keiser, Miss 

Edith Gifford, Miss Mary L. Peterson, William W. 

Strong, George W. Taylor, Fred M. Strong. 

Members Elected 
October 25, 1904. 

56. Mrs. Frederick Albert Foster, Milwaukee, ninth from Francis Cooke. 
November 19, 1904. 

57. Miss Mary Oakley, Madison, ninth from William Brewster. 



RHODE ISLAND SOCIETY 

Member Elected 
September 14, 1904. 
70. Mrs. Richard Austin Robertson, Providence, seventh from John 
Howland. 



MICHIGAN SOCIETY 

The Annual Meeting and Banquet were held at the Hotel Cadillac, 
Detroit, on Monday, November 21, 1904. Deputy Governor Ralph Stone 
acted as toast-master at the banquet and "The Compact" was read by 
Acting Secretary Charles D. Standish. The speaker of the evening was 
Rev. John Brittan Clark and greetings from representatives of kindred 
societies followed. Mrs. Arthur M. Parker responded for the Society of 
Colonial Dames, Rev. Rufus W. Clark for the S. A. R., Mrs. Leartus 
Connor for the D. A. R., Mrs. R. H. Fyfe for the Mt. Vernon Society, 
Mrs. B. C. Whitney for the U. S. Daughters of 181 2, and Mr. R. H. Fyfe 
for the New England Society. Mrs. O. A. Janes spoke for "Those who 
come after" and there were songs by Miss Alice Ladue. 



<62 Pilgrim Notes and Queries 

The following named officers were elected for the ensuing year: 
Governor, James Dudley Hawks 

Deputy Governor, Ralph Stone 
Secretary, Miss Jessie Clara Chase 

Treasurer, Mrs. Austin Yates Ladue 

Historian, Miss Bessie Mitchell West 

Assistants, Miss Clara A. Avery, Mrs. John B. Howarth, Mrs. 

Frederick A. Nims, Charles Dana Standish. 

Member Elected 
October 23, 1904. 

41. Mrs. Charles Heman Deane, Grand Rapids, eighth from William 
Brewster. 



MAINE SOCIETY 
Members Elected 



September 21, 1904. 

49. Elisha Hopkins, M.D., Searsport, seventh from Stephen Hopkins, 

sixth from Gyles 2 Hopkins. 
October 1, 1904. 

50. Ansel Robbins Doten, Portland, sixth from Edward Doty. 

51. Mervin Washburn Clark, Pordand, eighth from Myles Standish. 
-October 22, 1904. 

52. Mrs. Mervin Washburn Clark, Pordand, eighth from Francis Cooke. 
November 21, 1904. 

53. Walter Irving Woodman, St. Augustine, Florida, ninth from Isaac 

Allerton, eighth from Mary 2 Allerton. 

54. Mrs. George Emory Fellows, Orono, eighth from John Howland. 



PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES 

Notes 

Halifax, Mass., Vital Records. The work of copying the Halifax 
Tecords will be completed by the time this note is before our readers, and 
we would urge upon their attention the importance of issuing the printed 
volume as early as possible. The book cannot be issued until the funds 
in the hands of the Society are sufficient to cover all expenses. In addi- 
tion to the cash contributions received, there are pledges contingent on 
the raising of the whole sum before May 1, 1905, so that we need but 
$300 more to issue this book with all bills paid. Every gift, no matter 
how small, will help us to secure the amount conditionally pledged. Ad- 
vance subscriptions accompanied by a remittance will also aid in raising 
the necessary amount. 

The installments of the Halifax records which have been printed in 
this magazine form but a very small portion, probably less than ten per 
-cent, of the whole ; and it should be especially noted that the oldest birth 
-and marriage records are at the end of the first book. The oldest 



Pilgrim, Notes and Queries 63 

birth recorded is about 1703, and the oldest marriage about 1735. If the 
publication of these records were limited to the space available in this 
magazine, these oldest records could not be reached for at least a year. 
A small portion of the Halifax records will be given in our April, 1905, 
issue, but after that date the records of this town will not be continued in 
"The Mayflower Descendant." 

The records are kept in an old-fashioned iron safe in the town hall, 
which was erected as a church in 1733, and if a tire should start in the 
building, which contains also a school and the town library, the records 
would certainly be destroyed. 

After the book is published and the bills paid, all receipts from sales 
will be turned into the Old Colony Town Record Fund, to aid in the 
publication of the vital records of other Plymouth County towns. The 
book will be sent to any address, postage prepaid, on receipt of 52.00. 
Contributions to the Fund and orders for copies of the book should be 
addressed to the Editor of this magazine. 

Truro, Mass., Vital Records. In addition to the contributions to 
the Cape Cod Town Record Fund, noted elsewhere, we have two pledges, 
one of $25 and one of 3200, which are conditioned on the raising, 
before July 1, 1905, of an additional sum of S750, which will enable 
this Society to issue the volume of Truro records with all bills paid, and 
return to the Fund all receipts from future sales, to assist in printing the 
records of other Cape Cod towns. The Society is not in a position to 
print this volume of between 450 and 500 pages and await the slow returns 
from sales. Therefore it is of the greatest importance that the remaining 
$750 should be raised at once. 

The Society has had a literal copy of these records for some time, 
and, as gifts of money are received, portions of this copy are being put into 
type. Every contributor will therefore have the satisfaction of knowing 
that his gift is of immediate use and will hasten the publication of these 
exceedingly valuable records, which cover the years from 1702 to 1S50. 
Even the smallest gifts will be gratefully received, yet it is hoped that 
-some of the prosperous descendants of Cape Cod ancestry will give 
liberally, remembering that by assisting in the publication of the Truro 
records they will hasten the publication of the records of the other Cape 
Cod towns. If the necessary amount is raised by July 1, 1905, the book 
will be issued early in the fall. 

Advance subscriptions for copies of the book, if accompanied by a 
remittance of the price, which will be $3.00, will assist in making up the 
required amount. All communications and orders should be addressed 
to the Editor of this magazine. 

Cape Cod Town Record Fund. (To be used in printing literal 
copies of records of Barnstable County towns.) Contributes received : 
Mr. Edward L. Norton, $4.00; Mr. Stanley W. Smith, $25.00; Mr. 
Frank A. Munsey, $100.00. 

Old Colony Town Record Fund. (To be used in printing literal 
copies of records of Plymouth County towns.) Contributions received : 
Mr. Henry N. Fairbanks, S5.00; General Adelbert Ames, $10.00: Mrs. 
George W. Copeland, 5 10.00; Mr. George Ernest Bowman, receipts from 
sales of Freeman Genealogies and Bowman's Ancestral Charts donated, 
$100.00. 



64 Pilgrim Notes cuid Queries 

Capt. Samuel 8 Alden {David 1 , John 1 ). The following foot-note is 
found on the thirty-second page of " A Sermon, preached at Plymouth, 
December 22d, 1773. Being the Anniversary Thanksgiving, in Commem- 
oration of the Landing of the Fathers there, A. D. 1620. By Charles 
Turner, A.M. Pastor of the Church in Duxbury." A copy of this sermon, 
printed at Boston in 1774, is in the library of Mrs. Lucy Hall Greenlaw, 
who has kindly allowed us to copy from it. 

"Capt. Samuel Alden, grandson to Mr. John Alden, who was one of 
the signers of the covenant at Cape-Cod harbor, and was, for many years, 
chosen an assistant in the government of i\ T ew-Plvmouth, is now living in 
Duxbury, aged 85. His father, deacon David Alden, arrived to the age 
of 73. And his grandfather lived 88 years. He has a sister, now living 
as I suppose, in Barnstable county, whose age is equal to that of her 
grandfather." 

Queries 

Special Notice. Queries will be accepted which relate to any person 
or family in the territory included in Plymouth, Barnstable and Bristol 
Counties, or which relate to any descendants of Mayflower passengers 
wherever located. 

Members of the Massachusetts Society, Contributors to its Funds for 
Publication and Research, and Subscribers to the Mayflower Descend- 
ant will be allowed to insert a limited number of queries, without charge. 

Any person not included in one of the three classes mentioned may 
insert queries of thirty words or less on payment (strictly in advance) of 
twenty-five cents. An extra charge of ten cents will be made for each 
additional ten words or fraction of ten words. 

50. Cobb-Fuller. Who were the parents of Hannah Cobb of Barn- 
stable, born March 10, 1753, died at Readfield (now Manchester), Maine, 
Oct. 16, 1816, married Oct. 22, 1772, to Francis Fuller, born at Barnstable 
March 10, 1749, died at Vassalboro, Maine, May 23, 1844? W. F. D. 

51. Snow-Taylor. Who were the parents of Rebecca Snow who 
married Mathias Taylor, 11 July, 1786, according to Harwich, Mass., 
records? W. B. H. 

52. Ring-Cushman. Who were the parents of Ruth Ring who, 
according to the Cushman Genealogy, married in 1783 Thomas Cushman 
of Plympton, Mass., and Alfred, Me. ? C. L. C. 

53. White-Cole. Who were the parents of Sarah White who 
married, about 1745, James Cole (born 17 16) of Scituate? E. E. C. 

54. Snow-Sears. Who were the parents of Reuben Snow of Hard- 
wick and Greenwich, Mass., who died at Greenwich, 5 April, 181 4, in his 
seventy-fourth year? He married, in 1769, Mercy, the daughter of Roland 
Sears of Hardwick. 

Answer to Query 

49. Mayo. We would call attention to the partial answer to this 
query which is found in the article " A Deed from Samuel and Hannah 
Tucker and Thankful Mayo to Eleazer Ring.'' printed in Volume VI, 
page 95. The given name of Elizabeth (Ring) Mayo's husband is still 
desired. 



The Mayflower Descendant, Vol. VII 



Plate II 






f\ c --^ Lent - ly i! Y^ '" I >V4 & ' 

K LrV.-^u ;/£ ?S-ti s=iV«~k« U*? hit*. **'*/* UL*j 






5 J 









c---/'- J - a r"- ! ^ 



<"■- 



,> 



*X) 









. : 



7 - 



r> - , /; 



rw 



It^lfl^H^^J 



/ c • -r 



T- k 



« i 

... . ; / . • • 

THE RECORD OF GOVERNOR BRADFORD'S BAPTISM 



*"Phe Mayflower 

Descendant 



Vol. VH APRIL, 1905 No. 2 



THE RECORD OF GOVERNOR BRADFORD'S 

BAPTISM, ON THE PARISH REGISTER 

AT AUSTERFIELD 

By George Ernest Bowman 

Governor William Bradford was born at Austerfield, 
Yorkshire, England, and in the Parish Register of St. Helen's 
Church is preserved the following record of his baptism : 
" William Sone of Willia Bradfourth baptized the xix th day of 
March Anno dm . 1589." This entry is the last one on the 
page of the register shown in the accompanying illustration, 
which is taken from the pamphlet " Austerfield : The Cradle 
of the Pilgrim Fathers. An Appeal to the American People," 
issued by the English committee in charge of the restoration 
of the church in 1897. 

The illustration shows the following baptismal records be- 
sides that of Governor Bradford, the first two evidently in the 
year 1587: 

"Willia Sone of Robert Bradfourth baptized . 22 . of Septeb 
Alice daught r of Willia Bradfourth baptized . 30 . of Noveb 

Anno Dom . 1588. 
ffrancys Son of Thomas Wright baptized . 27 . of March 
Alice daught r of John Richardson baptized . 18 of August. 
Alice daught r of Willia Lynsley baptized . 25 of februarie. 
William Sone of Willia Wright baptized . 10 . of March. 

Anno . Dom . 1589. 
Alice daught' of Ralfe Walsh baptized . 27 . of March. 
Jane daughter of Robt Stanton baptized . 9 . of May 
Guy Son of Bryan Chatbourne baptized . 4 . of October. 
Willia & Margaret . Son & daught r of Robt Button baptiz . 12 . of 

Septem 
Jane daughf of George Hanson baptized . 14 of October 
Robt Son of Anne Hurton baptized . 5 of december. 
Thomas Son of Thomas Morton baptized . first of March " 

65 



66 Dennis, Mass., Vital Records 

In examining these records it is necessary to bear constantly 
in mind that the dates are in "old style" and that when they 
were written the year began on the twenty-fifth of March and 
ended on the twenty-fourth of the following March. This is 
well illustrated by the following baptisms : Francis Wright was 
baptized 27 March, 1588, which was the third day of that year; 
and, nearly a year later, William Wright was baptized, on 
10 March, 15SS, which was just two weeks from the end of 
the same "old style" year. Seventeen days after William 
Wright's baptism, and in the same month, but in the next year, 
1589, Alice Walsh was baptized, on 27 March, 15S9. 

William Bradford was baptized 19 March, 1589, old style, 
or 29 March, 1590, according to our present calendar; and 
since it was at that period customary to baptize infants within 
a very few days of their birth it is safe to assume that he was 
born in the month of March, 1590, new style, and was, there- 
fore, aged sixty-seven years and nearly two months when he 
died at Plymouth on Saturday, 19 May, 1657 (new style), just 
sixty-seven years, one month and twenty days after he was 
baptized. 

Among the baptisms on the page illustrated we find two 
others which deserve attention — those of William Button and 
William Wright. I have not been able to identify these two 
as the William Button, Dr. Samuel Fuller's servant, who died 
on the Mayflower before she arrived at Cape Cod, and the 
William Wright who died at Plymouth in 1633 ; but it is inter- 
esting to note that Governor Bradford, Dr. Fuller and William 
Wright of Plymouth married sisters. 



DENNIS, MASS., VITAL RECORDS 

{Continued from page j) 

[p. 32] Seth Baker . and Mary his wife the Births and names of their 

Children is as follows 
Zadock Baker born 14 of Aug . . 1768 
Josiah Baker . born 15 of Dc r 1769 
Salom Baker born 3 of Sep r 177 1 
Huldah Baker born 23 of March 1773 
Elias Baker born 26 of Jan. 1775 
Ezra Baker born 9 of Dc r 1776 
Obed Baker born 5 of Oc r 1778 



Dennis, Mass., Vital Records 67 

athbon Baker born iS Jan . . 1781 

ary Baker born 13 of No r 1782 

ijah Baker born 7 of Oc . . 1785 

ith Baker born 6 of Jan . . 17S8 

illiarn Rider and Mary his wife the Births and names of their 

Children 
sperience Rider born 15 of Oc . . 1768 
ehetable Rider born 20 of Aug . . 17 71 
elly Rider born 19 of June . 1774 > ^^ 
tine Rider born 19 of June 1774 ) 
illiarn Rider born 1 1 of Sep . . 1776 
lvanus Rider born 17 of July 1783 
)lly Rider born 22 of Jan : 1787 

By his second Wife Jane 
Denezer Rider born 14 of March 1793 
:th Tobey and Ziphorah his Wife A Record of the Births and 

Names of their Children. 
:th Tobey born 18 of Nov r 1769 
avid Chapman and Betty his Wife A Record of the Births and 

Names of their Children, 
lankfull Chapman 15 of June 1769 
mjamin Hinkley Chapman born 20 of March 1774 
ivid Chapman born 23 d may 1777 

. 33] Timothy Robins and Jane his Wife A Record of the Births 

and Names of their Children. 
mes Robins born 25 of Dec r 1753 
ercy Robins born 24 of Sep 1 " 1755 

chard Robins born 5 of Sep r 1757 and died 5 of April 1758 
chard Robins born 21 of March 1759 
hn Robins born 25 of DeC 1760 
enry Robins born 13 of March 1763 
.muel Robins born 21 of July 1765 
imson Robins born n of July 1767 
mothy Robins born 25 of Nov 1- 1769 
ary Robins born 21 of July 1772 
i Robins born 26 of June 1773 
iphalet Robins born 25 of Dec r 1776 \ ™ . 
Digail Robins born 26 of Decr, 1776 ) 
rael Nickerson and Betsey his Wife A Record of the Births and 

Names of their Children. 
rael Nickerson born 19 of Sept r 1768 
itsey Nickerson born 23 of August 1770 
^hemiah Nickerson born 5 of March 1772 
nathan Nickerson born 4 of Jan r 1774 
annah Nickerson born 16 of April 1776 
irah Nickerson born 22 of March 1778 
ithsheba Nickerson born 30 of April 1780 



68 Dennis, Mass., Vital Records 

Mulford Nickerson born 2S of July 1782 
Polly Nickerson born 1 of Deer. 1784 
Horace Nickerson born 7 of May 17S7 Dead 
Thomas Nickerson born 14 of Deer. 1789 

[p. 34] Simeon Taylor and Jerusha his wife the Births and names 

of their Children is as follo\v[s] 
Azuba Taylor born 2 of Aug . . 1759 
Sarah Taylor born 28 of Sep . . 1761 
John Taylor born 1 of Sep . . 1764 
Mary Taylor born 4 of Sep . . 1 767 
Levi Taylor born 1 of Oc r . . 1769 
Jerusha Taylor born 2 of Dc r 1 7 7 1 * 
Jerusha Taylor born 22 . of Jan . . 1772 * 
Lamuel Taylor born 23 of Jan . . 1774 
Elijah Taylor born 28 . of Sep . . 1781 
Ezra Howes and Mercy his wife the Births and names of their 

Children as follow 
Elijah Howes born 3 of Sep . . 1770 
Nathaniel Howes born 12 of Jan .1773 died Aug 1775 
Nathaniel Howes born 3 of Sep . . 1775 died April 1776 
Mary Howes born 5 of May 1774 
Zacchariah Howes born 5 of Aug . . 1777 
Mercy Howes born 18 of March 1779 
Phebe Howes born 13 of July 1781 
Lavina Howes born 13 of July 1784 
Patience Howes born 15 of July 1785 died 5 weeks old 
by his second wife Abigal 
Ezra Howes born 26 of Aug . . 1790 
Roxy Howes born 15 of Sep . . 1792 
Desire Howes born 7 of July 17.95 

[p. 35] Thomas Howes and Jerusha his wife the Births and names 

of their Children is as follows 
Eunis Howes born 30 of July 1774 Satarday t 
Joshua Howes born 24 of Oc r % . . 1776 Thursday! 
Thomas Howes born n of April 1779 Thursday! 
Jerusha Howes born . 3 of Oc r . . 17S1 Monday f 
Mercy Howes born 14 of March 1783 Thursday f 
Jonathan Howes born 17 of Jan r . . 1788 Thursday 
Zebina Howes born 22 of March 1792 . Satarday 
Edward Howes and Ruth his wife the Births and names of their 

Children is as follows 
Mercy Howes born 1 . of Aug . . 1770 
Gamaliel Howes born 6 of March 1774 
Molly Howes born 9 of Feb . . 1776 

* Sic. t The day of the week was crossed out. 

J " 11 of April " crossed out and " 24 of Ocr" interlined in the same hand. 



Dennis, Mass., Vital Records 69 

Ruth Howes born 25 of July 1779. 

Reuben Baxter and Betty his wife the Births and names of their 

Childern 
Hannah Baxter born 19 of July 1767 
Reuben Baxter born 7 of June 1770 
Rebeccah Baxter born 17 of June 177 1 
Edward Baxter born 14 of July 1773 
Obed Baxter born 12 of Sep . . 1774 
John Baxter born 31 of Jan . . 1777 
Reuben Baxter born 13 . of March 1781 
Betty Baxter born 10 of Sep .1784 
David Baker and Jane his wife the Births and names of their 

Children 
Prudence Baker born 31 of Oc r 1768 
[edidah Baker born 27 of Oc r 1770 
David Baker born 15 of Sep . . 1772 
Edward Baker born 7 of Sep . . 1774 
Freeman Baker born 14 of June 1777 
barren Baker born 21 of July 17S3 
Selvanus Baker born 28 of June 1785 
Samuel Baker born Dec r 21 — 1789 

'p. 36] Richard Chase and Mary his Wife A Record of the Births 

and Names of their Children. 
\rchilaus Chase born 28 of Oct r 1768 died 25 of Feb 1 " 1770 
Benjamin Chase born 28 of Dec r 1770 
Ihankfull Chase born 27 of March 1773 
Phebe Chase born 29 of Nov 1 * 1775 
Richard Chase born 15 of July 1778 
vVilliam Chase born 29 of Feb r 1781 
Mary Chase born 15 of Dec r 1784 
Elizabeth Chase born 20 of Oct r 1787 
Shubael Baker and Rebeckah his Wife A Record of the Births and 

Names of their Children. 
Hepzibah Baker born 15 of Oct r 1765 
Archilaus Baker born 26 of Nov 1 " 1767 
Rebeckah Baker born 19 of Dec r 1770 
Shubael Baker born 10 of July 1772 
Ezra Baker born 5 of Sep 1- 1774. 
Michael Baker born 4 of Nov 1776 
Ensign Baker born 3 of July 1779 
Temperance Baker born 15 of Oct 1 " 1781 
Abigail Baker born 22 of Nov r 1783 
Silvanus Baker born 24 of August 1786. 
Holsa Baker born 27 of feb r 1790 
[oseph Chase and Hannah his Wife A Record of the Births and 

Names of their Children. 
Tamson Chase born 14 of Oct r 1768 



70 



Dennis, Mass., Vital Records 



Sarah Chase born 19 of Sep r 1770 
Obed Chase born 6 of Sept r 1772 
Joseph Chase born 14 of Sept r 1774 
Susanna Chase born n of July 1777 
Betty Chase born 13 of Jan r 1780 
Lewis Chase born 30 of July 1782 
Daniel Chase born 6 of March 1785 
Happy Chase born 2 of August 1787 
Enoch Chase born 24 of Nov r 1790 



[p. 37] Judah Baker 

their Children 
Allen Baker born 24 . 



and Mary his wife the Births and names of 



of April 1768 



1769 



Susannah Baker born 23 of Sep 

Judah Baker born 2 of Oc r 177 1 

Francis Baker born 10 of Sep . . 1773 

Mary Baker born 9 of No r 1775 

Barnabas Baker born 20 of Aug .1777 

Heman Baker born 17 of Nov r 1779 

Joseph Baker born 24 of March 1782 

Sarah Baker born 17 of May 1784 

Peter Baker born 2 . of Sep . . 1786 

Moses Baker and Thankfull his wife the Births and names of their 

Children 
Alden Baker born 26 of Aug . . 1770 
Patience Baker born 12 of May 1772 
Moses Baker born 11 of Nov r 1774 
Cleopas Baker born 5 of July 1778 
Thankfull Baker born 26 of Aug . . 1781 
Jane Baker born 7 of Feb . . 1784 
Benoni Baker born 26 of April 1789 
Joshua Baker born 7 of April 1793 
John Nickerson and Mary his Wife A Record of the Births and 

Names of their Children . 
Mary Nickerson born 16 of Oct r 1765 
John Nickerson born 29 of Sept r 1767 
Silvanus Nickerson born 9 of Sept r 1769 
David Nickerson born 25 of Oct 1 " 1772 
Simeon Nickerson born 26 of Sep r 1776 
Isaiah Nickerson born 12 of June 1774 
Daniel Nickerson born 16 of Feb r 1779 
Nathan Nickerson born 17 of July 17S1 
Ebenezer Nickerson born 24 of Sept r 1783 
Eleazer Nickerson born 25 of May 1786 
Susanna Nickerson born 30 of Jan r 1789 

[p. 38] Eleazer Nickerson and Thankfull his wife the Births and 
names of their Children is as follows 



Dennis ; Mass., Vital Records 71 

Levi Nickerson born 5 of 0c r 1770 

Eleazer Nickerson born 12 of Aug . . 1777 

Freeman Nickerson born 5 of Feb r 1779 

Kimble Nickerson born . 8 of Oc r . . 1781 

Daty Nickerson born . 16 of Jan : 1784 

Richard Niekeson born 6 of April 1787 

Samuel Nickerson born . 6 of Oc r . . 17 89 

Thankfull Nickerson born 16 of July 1792 

Richard Nickerson born . 23 of March 1795 

James Nickerson and Kezia his wife a Record of the births and 

names of their Children 
James Nickerson born 4 of Dc r . . 1770 
Jepthah Nickerson born 1 . of Oc r . . 1772 
Bathsheba Nickerson born 2 of Dc r . . 1774 
Patience Nickerson born 24 of Oc r . . 1777 
Kezia Nickerson born 19 of March 1780 
Sarah Nickerson born 1 of May 1782 
Elijah Nickerson born 13 . of No r 1789 
James Howes and Mary his wife a Record of the Births and names 

of their Children 
Hannah Plowes born 21 of Oc r 1770 
Simeon Howes born 21 of Aug . 1773 
Enoch Howes born 19 of Jan 1776 
Amos Howes born 13 of Aug . . 1778 
Elizabath Howes born 17 of July 1785 
fames Howes born 12 Sep . . 1789 and died 
George Howes and Thankfull his Wife A Record of the Births and 

Names of their Children . 
Thankfull Howes born 4 of Nov r 1769 
By his Wife Sarah 
Betty Howes born 27 of Deer 1773 

"p. 39] Isaac Howes and Temperance his Wife A Record of the 

Births and Names of their Children. 
Sarah Howes born 20 of March 1761 
By his Wife Hannah 
Temperance Howes born August 1767 
Hannah Howes born 3 of Sept r 1769 
David Howes born 17 of Nov r 177 1 
Mary Howes born 8 of August 1774 
Abigail Howes born 5 of Jan r 1777 
Stephen Howes and Temperance his wife a Record of the births 

and names of their Children 
Eli Howes born 14 of Oc r . . 1770 
Dy his second wife Thankfull 
Lamuel Howes born 9 of July 1778 

Ezariah Howes born 6 of Sep . . 1781 died Jan . 8 . 1782 
fempy Howes 21 of May 1783 



72 The Settlement of Nathaniel' 1 Soule s Estate 

Molly Howes born 28 of July 1785 

Patty Howes born 27 of April 1789 

Elizabeth Howes born 2S of Aug . . 1787 

Susannah Howes born 30 of April 1791 

Eli Howes born 9 of July 1793 

Benjamin Gage and his wife Mary a Record of the Births and names 

of their Children 
John Gage born 15 of Sep . . 1747 
Patience Gage born 5 of July 1750 
Jane Gage born 1 . of No . . 1752 
Edward Gage born 2 of July 1759 
Elkanah Gage born 10 of April .1762 
Selvanius Gage born 22 of Aug . . 1764 
Elizabeth Gage born 1 . Aug . . 1766 
Mayhew Gage born 3 of March 1769 

{To be continued) 



THE SETTLEMENT OF NATHANIEL 2 SOULE'S 
ESTATE 

Transcribed from the Original Documents and Records 
By George Ernest Bowman 

Nathaniel 2 Soule {George 1 ) of Dartmouth died intestate 
and his widow Rose was appointed administratrix. Her ap- 
pointment was not recorded, but her bond, dated 12 October, 
1699, is still preserved in the Bristol County, Mass., Registry 
of Probate. The only other original papers in the files relating 
to this estate are the inventory, which was not recorded, and 
the account of the administratrix. The latter document was 
recorded in Volume II, page 47, of the probate records, and 
the division of the personal estate on pages 56 and 57 of the 
same volume. 

It probably is merely a curious coincidence that the wife 
of Nathaniel 2 Soule should be named Rose and that their fourth 
son should bear the name of Miles, as I have found no evidence 
that Capt. Standish had either a daughter or a granddaughter 
named Rose. I have been unable to get any clue to the 
maiden name of Nathaniel 2 Soule's wife. 



The Settlement of Nathaniel* Souies Estate 73 

[The Bond of the Administratrix *] 

Know all men by these presents that we Rose Soul of 
Dartmouth in the County of Bristoll in the Province of the 
Masachusett Bay in New--England widow & Relict of Nathaniel 
Soul late of said Dartmouth Deceased and Joseph Allen & 
Natheniel Soul Both of said Dartmouth Do stand Bounden 
unto John Saffin Esq r Judge of Probate of wills &c : within the 
County of Bristoll in the full sum of three Hundred & Sixty 
pounds Currant Silver money in New England afores d To be 
payd to him the said John Saffin or Successor in said office 
To which Payment well & truely to be made we bind our selves 
& Either of us by him self Joyntly & Severally for & in the 
whole our & Either & Every of our heires Executors & Adm rs 
firmly by these presents Dated in Bristoll this twelveth day 
of October Ano Domini 1699 & in the Eleventh year of his 
Majestyes Reigne 

The Condition of this present obligation is such that whereas 
Administration is Granted uto the above Bounden Rose Soul 
upon the Estate of Nathaniel Soul late of said Dartmouth dec d 
Intestate If therefore the said Rose Soul Administratrix Shall 
Bring into the Regist rs office for the County aboves d a true & 
perfect Inventory of all & Singuler y e goods Chattells Credits 
& Estate left by the said Dec d at or before the Tenth day of 
Novemb r Next & shall well & truely Adminisf upon & Duely 
Dispose of all & SinguF the goods Chattells Credits & Estate 
of the said Dec d to all & Singuler the person & persons to 
whom of Right it doth pertain according law and shall Render 
a true & plain accompt of her Administration upon oath at or 
before the tenth day of November one thousand Seven Hun- 
dred without fraud or farther Delay then this obligation to be 
Null & voyd . or Els to stand abide & be in full power force 
& vertue in the law whatsoever. 
Signed sealed & Delivered the O marke 

in y e presence of of Rose Soul. (Seal) 

Joseph waterman Joseph Allen (Seal) 

the mark of nathaniell Soule (Seal) 

william X Makepeace 

* Transcribed from the original document, which was not recorded. 



74 The Settlement of Nathaniel - Soules Estate 

[Nathaniel 2 Soule's Inventory *] 

An Inventory of the estate of nathanel Sole desesed of 
Dartmouth 

3 oxen prised at 
one ox 
7 coues 
2 steres 3 yere old 

4 hefers 3 yer old 

5 hefers 2 yere old 

6 yerling 

2 booels 
6 Calefs 

3 sheepe 3 lames 
2 horses 1 mar 
2 Coonnows 
2 goones 

Plow taklin ieren bare sith ieren lomber 
2 Potes 2 Cetels 

1 beede 

2 mares 1 hors 
one other Bed & furniture 
houes and land 

Sume 

Joseph Allen 
Jonathan Devell 
nathanel Poter 
his mark 
Memorandum that Rose Sole Adminis r : did on the Twelveth 
Day of Octobr 1699 appear before me Jn° Saffin Esq r Judge 
of Probate of wills &c and made oath to the truth of this 
Inventory and that when she knowes more she will Reveale it 
that it may be Recorded 

John Gary Regisf Coram Jn° Saffin 

Brought in to be Aded unto y e above written I[nv]en- 

tory in Severall stocks of Bees 02 00 o 

A Debt aded more octob r 10 : 1700 01 00 o 

197 16 

[The Account of the Administratrix f ] 

The Accompt of Rose Soul Administratrix of or unto the 
Estate of her late Husband Nathaniel Soule late of Dartmouth 
Deceased Exhibitted this tenth day of October 1 700 : 

* Transcribed from the original document, which was not recorded. 

t Transcribed from the original document, the worn parts being completed 
from the Probate Records, II : 47. 



12 


00 


00 


I 


00 


00 


17 


10 


00 


05 


00 


00 


07 


10 


00 


07 


10 


00 


06 


00 


00 


02 


10 


00 


03 


00 


00 


01 


7 


00 


06 


10 


00 


00 


10 


00 


00 


16 


00 


01 


00 


00 


00 


iS 


00 


01 


°5 


00 


04 


00 


00 


02 


10 


00 


I20 


00 


00 


£ 194 


16 


00 



The Settlement of Nathaniel* Soule's Estate 7$ 

The said Administratrix is Deb r : 
A by the Inventory upon tile the sum of 197 16 o 

V Contra : Cred* : 
payd to Doct r : Arnold : 
To m r Ebenezer Brenton : as p r Recept 
To Thomas waite 
To Joseph Allen Jun r : 
To ffunerall Charges 

To procureing Lett r & bond : & Expences at the same time 
To Jonathan Devill 
To Nathaniel Potter Jun r 
To Hugh Mousher 
To Provission in the House 
Po Cloathing for the ffamiley 
To Rates payde to Constable Gifford 



°3 


2 


8 


05 


16 





02 


01 





00 


10 





01 


00 





00 


16 





00 


02 





00 


02 


6 


00 


°3 


6 


02 


°5 





06 


10 





01 


00 






£ 23 8 



To the Ballance of this accompt Remaineing Due 

thus far as the Accompt is stated the sume of 174 



£i97 16 



Memorandum that on the Tenth Day of octobr 1700 Rose 
Soal Administratrix of the Estate abovesd appeared before me 
fn° Saffin Esq r Judge of Probate of Wills &c and made Oath 
:o the truth of this acco[mp]t w ch is by me Allowed and 
ipproved & [ordered to be] Recorded 
John Cary Regist r : Jn° Saffin 

Entered & Recorded in y e 2 d Book folio 47 : March y e 19 th : 
Jay : 1702 By John Cary Regist r : 

[Division of the Personal Estate] 

II : 56 *] Whereas we the subscriberes were Comissioned by 
John Saffin Esq r Judge of Probate of wills &c . for the County 
:>f Bristoll in y e Province of the Massachusett Bay . by a Comis- 
sion under his hand & seale of his office dated the 16 th day of 
Aprill 1702 to make a Just & Equal Divission of the Estate 
both goods & Chattells left by Natha 11 : Soule late of Dartmoth 
Deceased 

(1) We set forth unto Rose Soul the widow as her Thirds 
3f moveables one Mare two . three year old steers a two year 
Did Bull a two year old Heifer a three year old heifer two Cows, 
two year old heiffers one year old Bull one yearling steer, to a 
bed & furniture 2^ : io J 

* Bristol County Probate Records. 



J 6 The Settlement of Nathaniel* Soule* s Estate 

(2) We Divided and set forth unto Nathaniel Soul the 
Eldest son as his Dubble Portion or share, of sd Goods & Chat- 
tells A Brown ox . a black whiteface Cow A Dark brown 
heyfer, two Connows one Gunn . two pots, one horss whit 
faced ox . Little Red Cow a brown two year old heifer one bed. 

(3) We all Divided & sett forth unto Silvanus Soul the 
second son as his part of sd Estate one pyed two year old 
heyfer a young pyed Cow, a black Cow A pyed yearling heifer 
a Red yearling heifer two stocks of bees 

(4) We allso set forth and Divided unto Jacob Soul the 
Third sonne A Cheery Cow . a Red Cow a two year old heifer, 
a white faced two year old steere A Red yearling stage Plow 
Tacklin, Iron Lumber, two sithes a Iron barr & some wooden 
lumber 

(5) We allsoe set forth & Divided unto Miles Soul the 
fourth son one old Cow a wild Cow a blew Cow . a stock of 
Bees two Kettles a red yearlin heyfer a black yearling stage 
& nine shilling Cash whereunto we have set our hands & seales 
this fifteenth day of May 1702 

William South worth (Seal) 

Gershom Woodell (Seal) 

Job winslow (Seal) 

The totall sum of Each Divission to each Respective party is 

as followeth viz* 

to y e widow Rose Soul y e sum of 

To Nathaniel Soule Eldest son his Dubble portion 

To Silvanus Soul his part 

To Jacob Soule his part 

To Miles Soule his part 

suma 

[p. 57] Bristoll Septemb r 10 th 1702 

This is presented as the Divission of the personall Estate 
of Natha 11 Soul late of Dartmouth Dec d : (the Divission of the 
land being suspended for that they are not fully divided by 
the propriettors of sd town : ) which Divission as above men- 
tioned being Examined by John Saffin Esq r Judge of Probate 
of wills &c : within the County of Bristoll is by him Aproved 
& Allowed thus far and ordered to be putt upon Record : 
John Cary Regist 1 " : John Saffin : 

Thus Entered Octob r . 17 th : 1702 by John Cary Record r . 



£ 


j- 


d 


18 


02 


10 


14 


10 


04 


07 


°5 


02 


07 


°5 


02 


07 


°5 


02 


;£54 


oS 


cS 



Death Records froyn the Cemetery at Orleans, Mass. JJ 



DEATH RECORDS FROM THE CEMETERY 

NEAR THE RAILROAD STATION AT 

ORLEANS, MASS. 

Communicated by Mr. Stanley W. Smith 

[On November 25, 1904, Mr. Stanley W. Smith and Mr. John W. Willard made 
literal copies of all the gravestone inscriptions in this small cemetery, and have 
presented them to this Society. All the genealogical data contained in these 
inscriptions are given in this article. — Editor.] 

J. A. & S. R. [See Seth K. Smith.] 

Lucy Atwood, daughter of Gideon and Molly, died 12 March, 1858, 

aged 70 years. 
Deborah S. Crosby died 2 December, 1845, aged 23 years. 
Mary G. Crosby, wife of Capt. Edmund, died 14 September, 1840, 

aged 23 years. 
Susanna Doane, wife of Heman, died 1 September, 1826, aged 31. 
Infant child of Heman and Susanna Doane, aged 10 days.* 
Alfred A. Freeman, son of Reuben H. and Rebecca, died 11 April, 

1847, aged 4 months, 13 days. 
Rebecca Freeman, wife of Reuben H., died 6 September, 1S49, a g ec * 

27 years, 7 months. 
Reuben Freeman, son of Reuben H. and Rebecca, died 18 October, 

1849, a g e d 2 months, 10 days. 
James Gould, died 10 February, 1843, a g e d 47 years, 8 months. f 
Ruth Gould, wife of James, died 16 March, 1880, aged 83 years, 

4 months. f 
Capt. Edward Jarvis, died 25 April 1828, aged 73. 
John Jams, died 6 March, 1838, aged 52 years, 6 months. 
Thankful Jarvis, wife of John, died 8 October, 1855, aged 72 years, 

7 months. 
Nathaniel G. Page, died 22 August, 1854, aged 17 years, 9 months, 

14 days. 
S. R. & J. A. [See Seth K. Smith.] 

Beulah Sloane, wife of Joseph, died 20 September, 1848, aged 45. 
Joseph G. Sloan, died 22 September, 1869, aged 69 years, 12 days. 
Pamela H. Sloan, daughter of Joseph G. and Beulah, died 2 October, 

1846, aged 22 months, 19 days. 
Sarah Sloan, wife of Joseph G., died 14 October, 1862, aged 

66 years, 6 months, 6 days. 
Benjamin B. Smith, died 12 August, 1848, aged 34 years. 
Elizabeth Smith, wife of Silvanus, died in 1836, aged 36 years.J 

* On stone of the mother. t Both on one stone. 

% On her husband's stone. 



yS Death Records from the Cemetery at Orleans y Mass. 

Mary Smith, widow of Nehemiah, died 15 August, 1848, aged 69 

years. 
Mary D. Smith, wife of Oliver, died 3 January, 1830, aged 24. 
Mary P. Smith, wife of Oliver, died 27 March, 1836, aged 38. 
Infant daughter of Oliver and Mary P. Smith.* 
Nehemiah Smith, died 2 August, 1S4S, aged 32 years. 
Capt. Nehemiah Smith, died 13 March, 1820, aged 43. 
Infant son of Capt. Nehemiah and Mary Smith, died 10 January, 

18 18, aged 5 days. 
Seth K. Smith,! born 4 January, 1805 ; died 3 June, 1878. 
Silvanus Smith, died 24 March, 1853, aged 76 years. 
Simeon Smith, died 22 April, 1848, aged 25 years. % 
Lucy L. Wendfield,§ died 26 October, 1S37, aged 8 months. 
Mary E. Wendfield,§ died 4 October, 1837, aged 2 years, 2 months. 
Freeman Young, son of Jonathan F. and Susanna, died at Sc. Jago, 

W. I., 3 March, 1827, aged 21 years. || 
George D. Young, son of Leonard and Maria D., died 28 March, 

1847, aged 5 months. :i 

Capt. John Young, died 20 November, 1846, aged 63 years.*! 
Jonathan F. Young, died 23 April, 1843, aged 69 years. 
Josiah P. Young, died 6 October, 1849, aged ^2 years. t 
Maria D. Young, wife of Leonard, died 8 January, 1847, aged 

28 years. 
Mary P. Young, daughter of Josiah P., died 16 July, 1849, aged 

6 months, 25 days.** 
Micajah Young, son of Jonathan F. and Susanna, died 22 December, 

1832, aged 28 years.*! 
Philip Young, son of Jonathan F. and Susanna, died 23 April, 1833, 

aged 17 years. *J 
Polly Young, wife of Capt. John, died 8 June, 1863, aged 75 

years. IT 
Capt. Stillman Young, died at Port au Prince, 14 May, 1842, aged 

30 years.*** 
Susanna Young, wife of Jonathan F., died 29 August, 1855, a g ec * 

76 years, 26 days. 
Tommy Young, son of Capt. John and Polly, died 25 March, 1831, 

aged 6 years, 3 months. 

*On stone of the mother. 

t At the foot of this grave is a stone marked " J. A. & S. R." 

X Stone erected by the widow. § Both on one stone. 

U Freeman, Micajah and Philip are on one stone. 

f Stone erected by the children. ** On stone of her father. 

***On stone of Jonathan F. Young. 



Governor Bradford's Letter Book 79 



GOVERNOR BRADFORD'S LETTER BOOK 

{Concluded front page 12) 

Thus it appears that our debts were now grown great 
)out the coming over of these two companies of the Leyden 
:ople, and the large expenses about the patents, which indeed 
roved to be large and excessive, when we saw them : About 
lis business of Ashley's we were forced to join in it, though 
e did not much like it (for the person's sake whom we feared 
as a knave) for if we should have furnished him with com- 
odities and assistance, it would much have hindered our own 
ade ; and if we should have denied this their request, we 
ould have lost the favour of such good friends ; so we thought 
the safest way to join with them herein, according to their 
fer, though we ran a great hazard. This last company of our 
iends came at such a time of the year, as we were fain to 
iep them eighteen months at our charge ere they could reap 
ly harvest to live upon ; all which together, fell heavy upon 
; and made the burthen greater ; that if it had not been God's 
ercy, it is a wonder we had not sunk under it, especially other 
ings occuring, whereby we were greatly crossed in our sup- 
ies for trade, by which these sums should have been repaid, 
^ith this latter company of our brethren, came over many 
orthy and able men into the country (or rather ours with 
.em) amongst whom was that worthy and godly gentleman, 
'r. John Winthrop, Governour of the Massachusetts ; and so 
igan the plantations there, which have since much grown and 
creased under his godly, able, and prudent government, and 
Le church of God, especially, to the rejoicing of our, and the 
iarts of all good men ; of whose beginnings and proceedings 
>mething may be gathered by a letter or two of some of our 
vn, who were then there by occasion, which follow : 



letter to myself, from Samuel Fuller, being {at this time) 
in tlie bay of MassacJinsetts. 
SIR, 

The gentlemen here lately come over (as I suppose you 
iderstand of their arrival ere this, by Jonathan Brewster) are 
solved to sit down at the head of Charles river, and they of 



So Governor Bradford's Letter Book 

*Matapan purpose to go and plant with them. I have been 
at Matapan, at the request of Mr. Warham, and let some 
twenty of these people blood ; I had conference with them, till 
I was weary. Mr. Warham holds that the visible church may 
consist of a mixed people, godly, and openly ungodly ; upon 
which point we had all our conference, to which, I trust, the 
Lord will give a blessing. Here is come over, with these gen- 
tlemen, one Mr. Phillips (a Suffolk man) who hath told me in 
private, that if they will have him stand minister, by that calling 
which he received from the prelates in England, he will leave 
them : The Governour is a godly, wise, and humble gentle- 
man, and very discreet, and of a fine and good temper. We 
have some privy enemies in the bay (but blessed be God) more 
friends ; the Governour hath had conference with me, both in 
private and before sundry others ; opposers there is not wanting, 
and satan is busy ; but if the Lord be on our side who can be 
against us ; the Governour hath told me he hoped we will not 
be wanting in helping them, so that I think you will be sent for: 
Here is a gentleman, one Mr. Cottington, a Boston man, who 
told me, that Mr. Cotton's charge at Hampton was, that they 
should take advice of them at Plymouth, and should do nothing 
to offend them : Captain Endicott (my dear friend, and a 
friend to us all) is a second Burrow ; the Lord establish him, 
and us all in every good way of truth : Other things I would 
have writ of but time prevents me ; again I may be with you 
before this letter ; remember me unto God in your prayers, and 
so I take my leave, with my loving salutations to yourself 
and all the rest. 

Yours in the Lord Christ, 

SAMUEL FULLER. 
Massachusetts, June 28, An 710 1630. 



To our loving brethren and cliristian friends Mr. William 

Bradford, Mr. Ralph Smith, and Mr. William 

Brewster, these be. 

Beloved, &c. 

Being at 'Salem the 25th of July, being the Sabbath, after 

the evening exercise Mr. Johnson having received a letter 

from the Governour, Mr. Winthrop, manifesting the hand of 

God to be upon them, and against them, at Charlestown, in 

visiting them with sickness and taking divers from amongst 

them, not sparing the righteous, but partaking with the wicked 

* Since called Dorchester. 



Governor Bradford's Letter Book 8 1 

in those bodily judgments, it was therefore by his desire, taken 
into the godly consideration of the best here, what was to be 
done to pacify the Lord's wrath ; and they would do nothing 
without our advice, I mean those members of our church, there 
known unto them, viz. Mr. Fuller Mr. Allerton and myself, 
requiring our voices, as their own, when it was concluded, 
that the Lord was to be sought in righteousness ; and so to that 
end the sixth day (being Friday) of this present week is set 
apart, that they may humble themselves before God, and seek 
him in his ordinances ; and that then also such godly persons 
that are amongst them and known each to other, publicly at 
the end of their exercise, make known their godly desire, and 
practice the same, viz. solemnly to enter into covenant with 
the Lord to walk in his ways ; and since they are so disposed of 
in their outward estates, as to live in three distinct places, each 
having men of ability amongst them, there to observe the day, 
and become three distinct bodies ; not then intending rashly to 
proceed to the choice of officers, or the admitting of any other 
into their society than a few, to wit, such as are well known 
unto them, promising after to receive in such, by confession, 
is shall appear to be fitly qualified for that estate ; and, as they 
desired to advise with us, so do they earnestly entreat that the 
:hurch at Plymouth would set apart the same day, for the same 
*nds, beseeching God as to withdraw his hand of correction, 
so to establish and direct them in his ways ; and though the 
:ime be very short, yet since the causes are so urgent, we pray 
y^ou be provoked to this godly work, wherein God will be hon- 
Dured, and they and we undoubtedly have sweet comfort in so 
doing: Be you all kindly saluted in the Lord, together with 
:he rest of our brethren : The Lord be with you and his spirit 
direct you, in this and all other actions that concern his glory 
ind the good of his : 

Your brethren in the faith of Christ, 

And fellowship of the gospel, SAMUEL FULLER, 
Salem July 26, Anno 1630. EDWARD WINSLOW. 



To his loving friend, Mr. William Bradford, Govemour of 
Plymouth, these. 
SIR, 

There is come hither a ship (with cattle, and more pas- 
sengers) on Saturday last ; which brings this news out of Eng- 
and ; that the plague is sore, both in the city and country, and 
hat the University of Cambridge is shut up by reason thereof ; 



82 Records from tlic Burial Ground at Kingston, Mass. 

also, that there is like to be a great dearth in the land by 
reason of a dry season. The Earl of Pembroke is dead, and 
Bishop Laud is Chancellor of Oxford ; and that five sundry 
ministers are to appear before the High Commission, amongst 
whom, Mr. Cotton, of Boston, is one. The sad news here is, 
that many are sick, and many are dead, the Lord in mercy 
look upon them ! Some are here entered into a church cove- 
nant, the first four, namely, the Governour, Mr. John Winthrop, 
Mr. Johnson, Mr. Dudley, and Mr. Willson ; since that, five 
more are joined unto them, and others it is like will add them- 
selves to them daily. The Lord increase them, both in number 
and holiness, for his mercy's sake. I here but lose time and 
long to be at home, I can do them no good, for I want drugs, 
and things fitting to work with : I purpose to be at home this 
week (if God permit) and Mr. Johnson, and Captain Endicott 
will come with me ; and upon their offer, I requested the Gov- 
ernour to bear them company, who is desirous to come, but 
saith he cannot be absent two hours. Mrs. Cottington is dead. 
Here are divers honest christians that are desirous to see us ; 
some out of love, which they bear to us, and the good persua- 
sion they have of us ; others to see whether we be so evil, as 
they have heard of us. We have a name of love and holiness 
to God and his saints ; the Lord make us answerable and that 
it may be more than a name, or else it will do us no good. Be 
you lovingly saluted, and my sisters, with Mr. Brewster, and 
Mr. Smith, and all the rest of our friends. The Lord Jesus 
bless us and the whole Israel of God. Amen. 

Your loving brother in law, 
Charlestown, August 2, Anno 1630. SAMUEL FULLER. 

But this worthy gentleman, Mr. Johnson, was prevented 
of his journey, for shortly after he fell sick and died, whose 
loss was great and much bewailed. 



DEATH RECORDS FROM THE ANCIENT BURIAL 
GROUND AT KINGSTON, MASS. 

(Continued from page 28) 

Davie 

Sarah Ann, dau. of Capt. Solomon and Sarah D., Oct. n, 1830, 
3 yrs. 10 dys. 



Records from the Burial Ground at Kingston, Mass. 83 

)avis 

Henry, son of Deac. Nicholas and Martha, July 1, 1S04, 25th yr. 
John, " « " « " '" Aug. 31, 1781,4 dys. 

John, " " " " " " in Africa, 1 So 1, 16 yrs. 

Lois, wife of Capt. Nicholas, Feb. 25, 1790, 58 yrs. 
Lydia, wife of Nicholas, June 5, 1760. 26 yrs. 7 mos. 23 dys. 
Lydia, dau. of Nicholas and Lydia, July 2, 1760, 2 mos. 13 dys. 
Martha, dau. of Deac. Nicholas and Martha, Sept. 20, 1795, 

1 yr. 2 dys. 
Nicholas (Deac), Dec. 3, 179S, 47th yr. 
Timothy, son of Deac. Nicholas and Martha, at sea, May 10, 

1802, 26 yrs. 
Zenas, son of Deac. Nicholas and Martha, in Africa, 1801, 

25 yrs. 

AWSE 

Ebenezer, May 2, 1822, 72 yrs. 
Priscilla, Dec. 13, 1838, 86 yrs. 6 mos. 

ELANO 

Augusta, dau. of Benjamin and Susanna, Jan. 24, 1830, 

24 yrs. 
Benjamin, Jr., son " " " " Feb. 20, 1816, 

4 mos. 4 dys. 
Hopestill, widow of Joshua, July 27, 1775, 72nd yr. 
Joshua, in Boston, Mar. 1, 1750, 50 yrs. 4 mos. 2 dys. 
Joshua (Capt.), son of Joshua and Mary, Apr. 2, 1800, 31 yrs. 
Joshua, July 22, 1816, 71 yrs. 
Mary, widow of Joshua, Aug. 19, 1824, 80 yrs. 
Welthea, dau. of Joshua and Mar}', June 3, 1785, 5 yrs. 
William (Capt.), son of Joshua and Mary, Oct. 27, 1797, 27 yrs. 

DTEN 

Bridget, wife of Caleb, Nov. 17, 1802, 61 yrs. 
Caleb, Apr. 12, 1804, 54 yrs. 
Hannah, Mrs., Mar. 12, 1805, 24th yr. 

REW 

Abigail, dau. Zenas and Saba, Sept. 4, 1766, 1 yr. 16 dys. 

Abigail (Miss), Feb. 8, 1837, 67 yrs. 

Abigail Church, dau. of Capt. Clement and Judith, Nov. 7, 1799, 

1 yr. 6 mos. 5 dys. 
Asa, son of Zenas and Saba, Feb. 9, 1778, 3 yrs. 4 mos. 19 dys. 
Betsey, wife of Abijah, Aug. 9, 1808, 51 yrs. 
Betsey, dau. of Nehemiah and Ruth, Apr. 1, 18 13, 40 yrs. 
Catharine, dau. of William and Dorothy, June 29, 1839, 78 yrs. 
Christiana, dau. of Seth and Hannah, July 29, 1794, nth yr. 
Clarissa, dau. of William and Dorothy, Mar. 21, 1778, 1 yr. 
Clement (Capt.), Nov. 6, 1798, 35 yrs. 8 mos. 
Debby, dau. of Abijah and Betsey, Dec. 26, 1802, 25 yrs. 4 mos. 
Deborah, wife of James, Sept. 26, 1805, 65 yrs. 
Dorothy, widow of William, Dec. 25, 18 16, 74th yr. 
Ebenezer, May 13, 1831, 42 yrs. 



84 Records from the Burial Ground at Kingston, Mass. 

Drew (Continued) 

Frederick, son of William and Dorothy, June 24, 1774, 3 mos. 

5 dys. 

George Cranwell, son of Stephen and Sylvia, Jan. 5, 1805, 

5 mos. 7 dys. 
George Stetson, " " " « « Oct. 14, 1798, 

1 yr. 3 mos. 8 dys. 
Hannah, widow of Seth, Apr. 13, 1832, 80 yrs. 
Harvey, son of Job and Thankful, Dec. 18, 1795, 2 yrs. 8 mos. 

4 dys. 

James, son of James and Deborah, July 19, 1765, 7 dys. 
James, " " " " « Feb. 28, 1778, 6 yrs. 10 mos. 

22 dys. 

James, son of Stephen and Sylvia, Sept. 13, 1788, 1 mo. 
James, son of Zenas and Saba, Alar. 11, 1791, 10 yrs. 7 mos. 

23 dys. 

James, Feb. 4, 1807, 73 yrs. 

Job, son of Job and Thankful, Dec. 17, 1769, 2 mos. 24 dys. 

Job, of Halifax, Mar. 16, 1833, 89 yrs. 

Judith, dau. of Stephen and Sylvia, Mar. 20, 1790, 4 mos. 7 dys. 

Lurana, dau. of Cornelius and Sarah, Nov. 30, 1804, 20 yrs. 

Lydia (Miss), Dec. 27, 1800, 23 yrs. 

Martha, widow of Ebenezer, Mar. 14, 1800, 82nd yr. 

Mary, 2nd wife of Zenas, Nov. 29, 1804, 63rd yr. 

Nathaniel, son of Seth and Hannah, Sept. n, 1775, 2 yrs. 20 dys. 

Prince, son of Job and Thankful, June 28, 1776, 8 yrs. 4 mos. 

21 dys. 
Robert Adams, son of Cornelius and Sarah, Oct. 17, 1801, 

12th yr. 
Saba, wife of Zenas, Dec. 29, 1786, 43rd yr. 
Saba (Miss), May 7, 1791, 23 yrs. 
Saba James, dau. of Zenas, Jr. and Lucy, Aug. 13, 1822, 2 yrs. 

wanting 14 dys. 
Sally, dau. of Zenas and Saba, Apl. 15, 1784, 1 yr. 
Samuel, Aug. 16, 1803, 64 yrs. 
Seth (Maj.), May 18, 1824, 77th yr. 
Son of Abijah and Betsey, Jan., 1801, 2 dys. 
Stephen, Dec. 6, 1835, 74 yrs. 
Stephen Nye, son of Stephen and Sylvia, Sept. 27, 1807, 9 mos. 

5 dys. 

Sylvia, relict of Stephen, Aug. 3, 1837, 72 yrs. 

Thankful, widow of Job, Sept. 19, 1840, 91st yr. 

Thomas Prince, son of Job and Thankful, July 14, 1788, 3 yrs 

10 mos. 
William, Esq., May 10, 1795, 64th yr. 
Zenas, Sept. 21, 1822, 87th yr. 
Dunham 

Ira, son of Silas and Mary, in War, 181 4, 26 yrs. 
Mar) T , wife of Silas, Nov. 19, 1813, 58 yrs. 



Records from the Burial Ground at Ki?igston, Mass. S5 

Eaton 

Benjamin, May 3, 1751, 53 yrs. 

Consider, Dec. 25, 1776, 24 yrs. 8 mos. 25 dys. 

David, July 8, 1759, 51st yr. 

Elizabeth, wife of Lot, Dec. 26. 1803, 72 yrs. 

Joshua, Dec. 23, 1777, in Canada, 22nd yr. 

Marcy, wife of Benjamin, Aug. 2, 1741, 35th yr. 

Mar)-, dau. of Benjamin and Marcy, May 5, 1736, 8 weeks, 
3 dys. 

Susanna, wife of Benjamin, Apr. 13, 1739, 70 yrs. 
Eversox 

Abigail, widow of Ephraim. formerly wife of Job Prince, Sept. 

6, 1780, 77th yr. 
James, Apr. 17, 17 87, 33 yrs. 7 mos. 16 dys. 
Joseph, Sept. 26, 1836, 77 yrs. 
Josiah, July 5, 1843, 63 yrs. 
Lettice, wife of Samuel, Aug. 27, 1831, 66th yr. 
Lucy, wife of Josiah, July n. 1S36, 4S yrs. 
Lucy, wife of Seth, Jan. 19, 1849, 74 tn }" r - 
Lydia, widow of James, Jr., May 16, 1836, 84th yr. 
Malachi, at sea, Dec. 1, 1S01, 19 yrs. 
Rebecca, widow of Joseph, Sept. 6, 1841, 84 yrs. 
Samuel, Nov. 17, 1833, 72 yrs. 
Sylvanus, Aug. 6, 1803, 27 yrs. 
Faunce 

Benjamin, July 3, 1777, 35 yrs. 2 mos. 23 dys. 

Daniel Tiiden, son of Tilden and Lydia, June 18, 18 14, 4 yrs. 

8 mos. 21 dys. 
Eleanor, Dec. 25, 18 16, 63 yrs. 2 mos. 22 dys. 
Eliezar, son of Eliezar and Susanna, Feb. 18, 1786, 5 yrs. 

2 mos. 13 dys. 
Eliezar, Jan. 21, 1837, 8^ yrs. 
Elijah, son of Elijah and Lydia, Sept. 17, 1802, 15 yrs. 2 mos. 

6 dys. 
Elijah, Jan. 1, 1823, 63 yrs. 9 mos. 27 dys. 
Hannah, widow of John, Feb. 10, 1799, 77 Y 1 ^ 
Hannah, July 1, 1827, 77 yrs. 3 mos. 
•John, Nov. 18, 175 1, 67 yrs. n mos. 15 dys. 
John, Nov. 30, 1768, 52 yrs. 7 mos. 6 dys. 
John (Esq.), Dec. 18, 1814, 66 yrs. 8 mos. 21 dys. 
John, Jan. 29, 1829, 59th yr. 

Lydia, wife of John, July 7, 1738, 53 yrs. 1 mo. 20 dys. 
Lydia, wife of John, Apr. 5, 1742, 41 yrs. n mos. 29 dys. 
Lydia, widow of Benjamin, Mar. 30, 1808, 64th yr. 
Lydia, wife of Tilden, May 31, 1852, 78 yrs. 8 dys. 
Sarah, dau. of John and Hannah, Nov. 17, 1760, 
Sarah, Sept. 15, 1849, 85 yrs. 
Susanna, wife of Eliezar. Mar. 2, 1836, 77th yr. 
Tilden, Aug. 14, 1855, 83 yrs. 1 mo. 



$6 Records from the Burial Ground at Kingston, Mass. 

F'earo 

Hannah Elizabeth, dan. of Capt. John and Fanny, Jan. 3, 1S38, 

2 yrs. 6 mos. 
Fish 

Charles, son of Charles and Susannah, May C, 181 6, 6 hours. 

Charles, Feb. 16, 18 17, 37th yr. 

Charles, son of Charles and Susannah, Mar. 26, 18 18, 7 mos. 

21 dys. 

Elnathan, Apr. 19, 1738, 62 yrs. 9 mos. 

Hannah, wife of Perez, Dec. 30, 1756, 36 yrs. 

Mary, widow of Nathaniel, May 23, 18 13. 57 yrs. 

Nathaniel, son of Nathaniel and Man-, May 21, 1795, 10 yrs. 

8 mos. 5 dys. 
Nathaniel, Apr. 3, 1809, 55 yrs. 6 mos. 
Perez, Jan. 26, 1795, 81st yr. 

Sally, wife of Charles, Nov. 29, 1813, 25 yrs. wanting 5 dys. 
Sarah, widow of Elnathan, June 9, 177 1, 87 yrs. 3 mos. 6 dys. 
Sarah, wife of Jacob, Sept. 25, 181 1, 56 yrs. 7 mos. 16 dys. 
Ford 

Sarah, wife of Elisha, and dau. of Stephen and Sylvia Drew, 

Jan. 6, 1825, t>3 yrs. 
Foster 

Charles, Apl. 28, 1805, 75th yr. 

Charles (Capt.), Dec. 5, 1854, 85 yrs. 

Charles James, son of James and Sarah, Oct. 31. 1S27, 10 mos. 

Deborah Bradford, dau. of Capt. Nathaniel and Abigail, Dec. 

10, 181 1, 3 yrs. 5 mos. 19 dys. 
Deborah Bradford, dau. of Capt. Nathaniel and Abigail, Nov. 

21, 1813, 9 mos. 16 dys. 
Elizabeth, widow of Robert, Aug. 22, 1825, 78 yrs. 
Fear, widow of James, Jan. 26, 1826, 59 yrs. 4 mos. 11 dys. 
James, Dec. 29, 1794, 35 yrs. 10 mos. 9 dys. 
John, son of John and Mar} 7 , Feb. 17, 1778, 19 yrs. 3 mos. 

27 dys. 
Julia P., dau. of Capt. Nathaniel and Abigail, Apr. 24, 1829, 

16 yrs. 2 mos. 
Lucy, Aug. 2, 1779, 23 yrs. 1 mo. 11 dys. 
Lydia, Aug. 30, 1795, 57th yr. 
Margaret, wife of Samuel, July 13, 1748, 53rd yr. 
Maiy r , widow of John, Oct. 24, 1791, 64th yr. 
Melzar A., son of Capt. Nathaniel and Abigail, Oct. 8, 1813, 

3 yrs. 2 mos. 16 dys. 

Melzar A., son of Capt. Nathaniel and Abigail, June 17, 1838, 

22 yrs. 11 mos. 

Robert, June 29, 1791, 54 yrs. 2 mos. 7 dys. 

Robert, Feb. 28, 1833, 40 yrs. 4 mos. 

Samuel, Aug. 2, 1778, 78 yrs. 8 mos. 4 dys. 

Sarah, wife of Capt. Charles, Nov. 29, 18 13, 34 yrs. 

Sylvia, widow of Charles, Mar. 19, 1S12, 79 yrs. 1 mo. 17 dys. 



Records from the Burial Ground at Kingston, Mass. 87 

French 

Abigail \\\, Dec. 22, 1S38, iS yrs. 

Albert N., Oct. 3, 183S, 21 yrs' 

Amy, wife of Timothy, May 22, 1S38, 51 yrs. 

James A., June 3, 1852, 24 yrs. 2 mos. 

Mary VV., dau. of Osmon A. and Martha D., Feb. 16. 1851, 

13 yrs. 10 mos. 
Osmon A., July 30, 184 1, 26 yrs. 

Osrnon A., son of Osmon A. and Martha D., May 10, 1S42, 2 yrs. 
Fuller 

Albert (Capt.), Dec. 3, 1844, 42 yrs. 

Barnabas, son of Barnabas and Rebecca, Nov., 1792, 24 yrs. 

5 mos. 6 dys. 
Caleb Tilden, son of Consider and Sarah, Oct. 24, 1S06, 4 yrs. 
Content, dau. of Josiah and Elizabeth. May 19, 1783, 8th yr. 
Content, dau. of Ephraim and Lydia, Oct. 18, 1840, 22 yrs. 

8 mos. 
Deborah, wife of Deac. John, Nov. S, 1763. 65 yrs. 3 mos. 15 dys. 
Deborah, widow of Ebenezer, formerly wife of David Eaton. 

July 25, 1S09, 81 yrs. 
Ebenezer, May 2, 1759, 65th yr. 

Eleazar, son of Dea. John and Deborah. Aug. 20, 1736, 13th yr. 
Eleazar, son of Eleazar and Sarah, July 20, 1834, 22 yrs. 6 mos. 
Ezra, son of Dea. John and Deborah, May 24, 17 71, t>5 yrs. 

1 mo. 1 dy. 
Hannah, wife of Benjamin, Jan. 14, 1826, 52 yrs. 
Hiram, son of Eleazar and Sarah, Sept. 29. 1815, 22 dys. 
Jabez (Doct.), Apr. 12, 1813, 59 yrs. 
John (Deac), Sept. 25, 1778, 80th yr. 
John, Oct. 20, 1828, 86 yrs. 
Josiah (Capt.), Sept. 3, 1805, 84 yrs. 
Lucy, widow of Doct. Jabez, Oct. 25, 1S47, 89 yrs. 
Lucy Delano, dau. of Capt. James and Polly, May 5, 181 6, 

8 yrs. 9 mos. 9 dys. 
Lydia, wife of Capt. Josiah, Apr. 3, 1784. 58th yr. 
Mary, widow of Capt. Albert, Aug. 31, 1846. ^ y r s. 
Mary Hellen, dau. of Capt. Albert and Mar}', Jan. 30, 1838, 

4 yrs. 5 mos. 
Matilda, dau. of Capt. James and Polly, Sept. 29, 18 17. 3 yrs. 

n mos. 

Mercy, widow of Jabez, 5, 17S2. 79th yr. 

Mercy, widow of Deac. John, formerly wife of Robert Cushman, 

May 3, 1796, 94 yrs. 3 dys. 
Polly, dau. of Dr. Jabez and Lucy, Oct. 24, 1807, 16 yrs. 1 mo. 

4 dys. 
Rebecca, wife of John, June 16. 18 15, 67 yrs. 
Sally, dau. of John, Jr., and Hannah, May n ; 1794. 1 yr. 1 dy. 
Sarah, wife of Consider, Sept. 19. 1805, 7,7, yrs. 
Sarah, wife of Capt. Eleazar, Jan. 4, 1825, 38 yrs. 



88 Records from the Burial Ground at Kingston > Mass. 

Fuller (Continued) 

Seth (Doct.), son of Dr. Jabez and Lucy, Sept. 4, 1807, 25 yrs. 
Zephaniah, Jr., Oct. 31, 1806, 23rd yr. 
Gardner 

David, Sept. 14, 1S03, 79 yrs. 4 weeks. 
Glover 

Mary, widow of Capt. George, Feb. 25, 18 13, 76 yrs. 

Samuel Stillman, son of Rev. Samuel and Mary, Sept. 5, 1S15, 

3 yrs. 3 mos. 
Gray 

Desire, widow of Col. John, Oct. 25, 1822, 74 yrs. 2 mos. 20 dys. 
Elizabeth, dau. of Samuel and Patience, Nov. 4, 1740, 6 yrs. 

6 mos. 
John, May 29, 1732, 71st yr. 

John (Col.), Apr. 26, 1S10, So yrs. 4 mos. 12 dys. 
Mary, dau. of Samuel and Patience, Sept. 10, 1728, 5 weeks. 
Mary Lewis, dau. of Lewis and Judith, Apr. 19, 1834, iS yrs. 

5 mos. 8 dys. 
Patience, widow of Samuel, Apr. 23, 1782, 76th yr. 
Samuel, Oct., 1738. 

Thomas, son of John and Desire, Dec. 24, 1787, 7 yrs. 8 mos. 
Hall 

Asenath, widow of Elisha, Dec. 16, 1836, 78 yrs. 

Deborah, dau. of Elisha and Asenath, Nov. 14, 1809, 24 yrs. 

3 mos. 6 dys. 
Elisha, in Turner, Me., May 17, 1818, 64 yrs. 3 mos. 17 dys. 

Elizabeth, wife of Selv , Aug. 172S, 37th yr. 

Job, son of Job and Sarah, Aug. 19, 1743, 19 yrs. 

Joseph, son of Enoch and Bethiah, Feb. 27, 178 1, 1 yr. 6 mos. 

23 dys. 
Judah, Sept. 29, 1826, 32 yrs. 
Ruth (Mrs.), Apr. 5, 1838, 39th yr. 

Sarah, wife of Abner, June 15, 1756, ^3 yrs. 6 mos. 3 dys. 
Sarah, w T ife of Simeon, Dec. 26, 1759, 28th yr. 
Washington, Dec. 23, 1833, 34th yr. 
Hayward 

Susanna, wife of Ira, June 9, 1826, 42 yrs. 
Holmes 

Abigail, widow of Robert, Oct. 7, 1820, 72 yrs. 1 mo. 25 dys. 

Abner, Jan. 30, 18 14, 60 yrs. 

Amasa, at sea, Jan. 31, 1834, 24th yr. 

Amasa D., son of Gaius and Nancy, Nov. 21, 1839, 4 mos. 

Araunah F., May 29, 1831, 27th yr. 

Araunah F., of Gaius and Nancy, May 23, 1856, 22 yrs. 

8 mos. 
Bartlett, Apr. 26, 1827, 41st. yr. 
Charles (Col), Feb. 17, 1845, 76 yrs. 
Christopher C, son of Jedediah and Priscilla, Jan. 25, 18 14, 

1 yr. 1 mo. 16 dys. 



Records from the Burial Ground at Kingston, Mass. 89 

Holmes (Continued) 

Clarissa, wife of Ansel, Aug. 20, 1836, 56 yrs. 

Cornelius, son of Jedediah and Sarah, Mar. 3, 1793, 9 mos. 

Deborah, widow of Thomas, Nov. 20, 1S2S, 63 yrs. 

Desire, dau. of Tilden and Eunice, Nov. 16, 1S18, 16 yrs. 

Elizabeth (Miss), Aug. 25, 18 12, 48 yrs. 

Elizabeth, wife of Meletiah, Feb. 9, 1825, 77 yrs. 

Ephraim, Nov. 10, 17S0, 82nd yr. 

Ephraim, Jr., son of Ephraim and Zeruiah, Mar. 23, 1795, 2 ^ yrs. 

6 mos. 
Ephraim, June 23, 1808, 74th yr. 
Eunice, dau. of Tilden and Eunice, Nov. 11, 1796, 10 weeks, 

10 dys.* 
Eunice, widow of Tilden, Sept. 21, 1853, 86 yrs. 
Eveline, dau. of Jedediah and Priscilla, May 16, 1S06, 3 yrs. 

20 dys. 
Ezekiel, son of Ephraim and Zeruiah, Aug. 22, 1793, x 7 y rs - 

6 mos. 15 dys. 
Harvey, May 10, 1S18, 4 mos. 
Harvey, Feb. 11, 1844, 55th yr. 
Henry S., son of Nathaniel and Asenath, Aug. 20, 1842, 20 yrs. 

10 mos. 
Infant son of Josiah and Sally, Jan. 12, 181 5, 2 mos. 24 dys. 
Isaac, Apr. 11, 1738, 64th yr. 
Jedediah, Oct. 12, 1829, 81st yr. 
Jemima, wife of Joseph, Jan. 3, 182 1, 74 yrs. 
John, Jan. 23, 1748, 66th yr. 

John (Capt.), in Virginia, Mar. 20, 1772, 22nd yr. 
• John, Apr. 23, 1824, 70th yr. 
Jonathan, Aug. 5, 1787, 78 yrs. 
Jonathan, Oct. 17, 1806, 70 yrs. 4 mos. 22 dys. 
Jonathan, July 31, 1808, 61st yr. 
Joseph, June 26, 1733, 68 yrs. 23 dys. 
Joseph, Apr. 26, 1756, 60 yrs. 
Joseph, Feb. 2, 1822, 86 yrs. 
Joshua, Apr. 9, 18 13, 63 yrs. 
Josiah, Dec. 12, 1782, 66 yrs. wanting 14 dys. 
Judith, wife of Spencer, Aug. 2, 18 18, 39 yrs. 
Lemuel, Apr. 6, 177 1, 29th yr. 
Levi, May 7, 1795, 47 yrs. 4 mos. 9 dys. 
Lucy, wife of Meletiah, June 8, 1838, 52 yrs. 
Lydia, wife of Robert, Oct. 2, 1820, 34 yrs. 5 mos. 25 dys. 
Lydia P., dau. of Robert and Lydia, Dec. 23, 1820, 4 mos. 9 dys. 
Marcia, wife of Dea. Jedediah, May 13, 1800, 26 yrs. 
Martin, son of Martin and Mary, Oct. 28, 18 19, 16 dys. 
Mary, May 25, 1735, 3 yrs. 3 mos. 
Mary, wife of Jonathan, Jan. 26, 1749/50, 34th yr. 
Mary, widow of Joseph, Apr. 17, 1 761, 82 yrs. 1 mo. 24 dys. 
Meletiah, Jan. 19, 1827, 81 yrs. 
*Sic. 



90 Records from the Burial Ground at Kingston, Mass. 

Holmes {Continued) 

Melzar, at Batavia, Nov. 15, 18 13, 39th yr. 

Mercy, wife of Heman, and dau. of Dea. Benjamin and Mercy 

Bass of Hanover, June 9/1794, 28th yr. 
Molly, widow of Sylvester, Dec. 25, 1822, 61st yr. 
Nancy P., wife of Gaius, Oct. 5, 1839, 37 yrs. 
Nathaniel, Nov. 7, 1848, 75 yrs. 3 nios. 
Patrick, Apr. 25, 18 18, 6 yrs. 8 mos. 
Priscilla, dau. of George and Marcia, Aug. 13, 1825, 5 yrs. 1 mo. 

17 dys. 
Priscilla, dau. " " " " Sept. 6, 1833, 6 yrs. 

Priscilla, wife of Dea. Jedediah, Dec. 1, 1844, 67th yr. 
[Rebecca], wife of Micah, [ ] 25, 1778, 46 yrs. 8 mos. 24 dys. 
Rebecca, widow of Jonathan, Dec. 12, 1791, 88th yr. 
Rebecca, widow of Jonathan, June 30, 181 1, 74 yrs. 
Robert, Nov. 19, 181 7, 74 yrs. 5 mos. 3 dys. 
Ruth (Mrs.), Dec. 15, 1769, 22nd yr. 
Ruth, widow of Josiah, May 23, 1790, 70th yr. 
Sally, wife of Josiah, Feb. 23, 1833, 37 yrs. 5 mos. 8 dys. 
Samuel, July 28, 1830, 46 yrs. 
Sarah, wife of Ephraim, Mar. 27, 1773, 71st yr. 
Sarah, wife of Joshua, Apr. 5, 18 13, 63 yrs. 
Sarah, wife of Abner, Jan. 9, 1835, 78 yrs. 6 mos. 
Sarah, relict of Jedediah, Mar. 5, 1837, 85 yrs. 
Sarah B., dau. of Josiah and Sally. 
Spencer, Jr., Oct. 3, 1S40, 36 yrs. 10 mos. 25 dys. 
Sylvester, July 26, 18 10, 53 yrs. 
Thomas, Feb. 24, 1828, 73 yrs. 
Tilden, Sept. 10, 1842, 76 yrs. 
Zeruiah, widow of Ephraim, Jan. 27, 1809, 70th yr. 

HOWLAND 

• Ruth (Miss), Mar. 21, 181 9, 67 yrs. 9 mos. 25 dys. 
Inglee 

Eliza, dau. of Lemuel and Betsey, Aug. 24, 1801, 14 yrs. 20 dys. 
'Hiram, son of Capt. Moses and Jane, Aug. 27, 1803, 1 yr. 2 mos. 
Nancy, wife of Jesse, Feb. 16, 1808, 23 yrs. 
Kent 

Phebe, wife of Samuel, formerly wife of John Cook, Mar. 25, 

i 8 °5> 93 y rs - 

Samuel, June n, 1786, 83 yrs. 
Lanman 

Henry T., son of Peter and Deborah, June 8, 1826, 1 yr. 5 mos. 
8 dys. 
Leach 

Ruth, widow of Elijah, Aug. 24, 1794, 74th yr. 
Little 

Charles, son of Charles and Sarah, Feb. 14, 171 7/18, 4 mos. 5 dys. 

Charles, Apr. 25, 1724, ^S yrs. 6 mos. 10 dys. 

Lucy, Sept. 29, 1756, 37 yrs. 5 mos. 

(To be continued) 



The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 91 



THE DIARY OF JABEZ FITCH, JR. 

{Continued from Vol. VI, p. 226) 

Camp at Fort Edward Sept r 29 th 1757 

This Day I Sold Bear for Chappel — I Bought Som Apples 
&c : At Night Drum 1 " Holdrich was at My Tent with a Fiddle 
Some time in y e Evening — 

y e 30 th I Was on Guard with Capt : Ailserth of y e N York 
Reg 1 L 1 Tue of y e Rhod Island Reg 1 & L 1 Wells of ours were 
with Us — Serj 1 Giles & Serj 1 Hewit were with Me — The 
Weather was Vary Pleasent — This Day our Post Arrived I 
Rec d A Letter from Brother Pelatiah Dated y e 21 st Instant & 
another from Jonathan Rudd &c — The Forepart of y e Night 
I Spent Cheefly in Discorce with Lieu 1 Wells &c : 

Saturday Oct r I st 1757 In the Morning We W T ere Rel d as 
Usual — Then Serj 1 Giles and I Went over Into y e Ragulars 
Camp & Toock a Vieu of the Fort & Works Lately Don after 
Som Time We Found a Sentry Belonging to y e Inniskilling 
Reg 1 w r ho Gave Us a Considrable Account of Affairs at Bandan 
in y e County of Corke In Ierland Giless Native Plais 

Sunday y e 2 nd In y e Morning I was Over in y e Ragular 
Camp & Se their Guard Rel d with their Musick Which Seemd 
a Little Improper for y e Day &c — I Also Se Serj 1 Baker of 
y e Roy 1 Amarican Reg 1 & Had Som Discorce with Him — 
After I Went Home I Hered M r Pummery from Acts 24 th 25 th 
Vers &c : This Day Betwend Meetings I Understand Some of 
y e Ragulars Brought a Child to M r Pummery & Had it Bap- 
tised — The Evening Mosyer & Jere h Richards of y e Yorkers 
were at our tent & Had Considrable Difference in Discorce 
with Me — y e Night following there Fell a Vary Heavy Rain 
which Wet us Considrablely — 

ye yd j n ye \i orn i n g Lieu 1 Noles of y e Massachusetts Reg 1 
Had His Sentance Read of and His Sword Brook over His 
Head at y e Head of y e Provensiel Camp — I was with y e Party 
Under Arms at this Execution &c — then we Exercised as 
Usual — This Day M r Pummery & Serj 1 Johnson Set out from 
y e Camp to go to Albony. 

y e 4 th I Mounted Guard with Capt : Cusser of y e N York 
Reg 1 Serj 1 Giles was with Me again we Had a Comfortable 
Guard &c : 



92 The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 

ye ^th We Were Rel d in the Morning as Usual — y e Even- 
ing Following I was at Capt : Fitchs Tent Ens n Baldwain was 
there &c : 

y e 6 th In y e Morning We were Exercisd By Ens n Welch as 
Usual — Serj* Ripley is Reduced to y e Ranks for Seling Liquer 
to an Indion &c 

y e 7 th I Mounted Guard with Capt : Jinks of y e Rhod Island 
Reg* — y e Weather was Considrable Cold & Chilly Serf Giles 
& Serf Spears were with Us again — In y e Night I was Ex- 
tream Sick for about an Hour &c. 

y e 8 th In y e Morning After Giles & I Had Had Considrable 
Discorce We Were Rel d as Usual Contluding on y e Whol y : 
it was a Good Guard &c — In y e afternoon I Wrote Som orders 
for Clerke Niles — this Night M r Lothrop & Serf Johnson 
Came Up from Albony — 

Sunday y e 9 th In y e Morning a Number of our Sick went 
of Viz : Benj n Hopkins Jos h Willaby Edw d Murfa Josiah Fullar 
& Benj n Uncas — this Morning I Waid of a Quantity of Chees 
for Lothrop & Bought 5 J- lb For My Self — About Noon I 
Took a Walk by my Self over y e River & on y e Plain 

y e 10 th In y e Morning we Were Exercisd By Ens" Welch 
We Did y e Pirision Exercise &c : Then I Went to writing 
orders for Clerke Niles — This Night Tho 5 Henry was whipd 
50 Lashes for Sleeping on Sentry 

Last Night Serf Jackson Died in y e Small Pocks Hospital 
after He Had Had a Long Confinement there & Had P.ecoverd 
of y e Small Pox — He Died of y e Camp Distemper Oct r 10 th &c 

ye XI th J Mounted Guard with Capt : Jefferys y e Weather 
was Cloudy about 6 oClock I Came Home to my Tent Soon 
after which there Fell a Smart Shower of Rain — Serf Giles 
Told Me I Might Stay at Home & Sleep & He would Com 
& Call Me in y e Night — So I Slep in My tent till Mid Night 
then I went to My Guard & Giles went Home till Near day 

y e 12 th In y e Morning we were Rel d as Usual Then I went 
to Writeing orders for Niles y e Rest of y e Day &c 

ye j gth j n ye -Morning there was a Great White Frost which 
was y e First that I Have Seen This Fall altho y e weather Has 
Ben Vary Cold for Som time — This Day we went to work to 
Settle our tent in to y e Ground we Got our tent Pitchd this 
Day &c : 

y e 14 th I Built a Chimny to our Tent — About this Time 
Ens n Butlar was over Here from Number-Four with a party &c. 

ye jtjth a Vary Cold Morning This Day Toard Night I 
Went over to y e Rag 13 Camp & there Se y e 1 7 th Reg t Under 



Records of the First Parish in Brewster 93 

Arms and Exercisd Some time Then I Went Down toard y e 
Brickill & Set Down on a Log & there I Set Now — Now it 
Begins to Rain & Looks Likely for a Tedious Storm So I Must 
Contlude for this Day it Being- Near Night I was Going to 
write But Now y e Gun Fires & y e Sabath approaches Nigh 
&c : This Night our Indions Got Bewichd with Drink Capt : 
Johnson Got Drunk & Had Like to Have Drounded Himself — 

Sunday y e 16 th Was a Vary wet Day ye Weather was 
Worm I Kept Vary Clos to My tent all Day & Had a Great 
Deal of Discorce with My tent Maits — I Wrote a Letter for 
Sam u Billings &c — the Night following Was Extream Wet 

y e 17 th Was a Pleasant Morning But a Chilly Day followed 
— This Day I Drew a Worrant for My Self and Another for 
Clerke Waterman & Got y e Gen 11 To Sign them — I also Drew 
one for Serj* Rice — At Night Serj* Smith was orderd By Gen 11 
Lymon to be Reduced to y e Ranks He being on y e Quarter 
Guard I Was Orderd to Take His Plais &c old Murfa y e Gard- 
ner was W r hipt 50 Lashes for Seling Cabeg &c : I Had a Vary 
Cold Nights G d Corp 1 Stidman Was with Me 

ye 18 th After I Had Made a Report of My Guard I Was 
Relievd as Usual — This Day Lieu 1 Waterman was Sent By 
y e Gen 11 with an Express to Governer Fitch all y e off rs in y e 
Reg 1 were Acquainted By y e Gen 11 that they Might Send Home 
For their Horses to Ride Home This Set y e People to Talking 
About going Home and It is Generally Thought that it Wont 
be Long first — This Day also I Drew a Worrant For Serj 1 
Andrus & Got y e Gen 11 to Sign it I Drew another for Serj* 
Austen — At Night We Drinked three Quarts of Cherry Rhum 
at our tent to Wet y e Worrants &c : Serjt Austen & Clerke 
Waterman were with Us — This Night John Japhet of y e 
Gen^ Compy Was Whipt 100 Lashes for Stealing a Gun &c : 

F* Edw d Oct r 1 8 th 1757 — 

(To be continued) 



RECORDS OF THE FIRST PARISH IN BREWSTER, 

FORMERLY THE FIRST PARISH IN 

HARWICH, MASS. 

(Continued from page 36.) 

[p. 64] Jonathan Seerss Prince, Thomas Clarks Thomas Jeremiah 
Bakers Martha & Mary, and Edward Grayes Mary, Priscilla 
and Richard all baptized on Apr : 13 . 1735. 



94 Records of the First Parish in Brewster 

John Wing Sen : Thomas & Joseph Griffiths Joseph baptized on 

Ma Y 4 • 1735- 
John Bakers Rebeckka baptized, May iS . 1735. 
Joshua Maricks wife admited and baptized on May 25 . 1735. 
Eleazer Crosbies Prince baptized on June 8 . 1735. 
Joseph Mayos Nathan & Lazarus Griffiths William baptized on June 

!5 • *735- 

John Hopkinss Josiah baptized on June 22 . 1735. 

Mary Freeman, (now Doan) Daughter to M r Nath 11 Freeman, 

I took [p. 65] occasion to talk with her in her mothers presence ; 
after this I laid before both y e Parents their duty re- 
specting their daughter; On Apr : 20 . 1735 tne Chh 

gave their voice with me, y { our Brother Joshua Marick Should 
goe to her with this message, viz : You are directed by y e 
Pastor [p. 66] with y e consent of y e Brethren to attend y e Chh 
wheroff you are a child, within 2 or 3 Sabbaths, to receive an 
Admonition according to Gospell rule. 

This message was delivered as y e messinger informed me . but She 
did not attend as appointed, nor did She give or Send any 
Reason why She did not. accordingly on June 22 . 1735 .a 
written Admonition, with y e Consent of y e Brethren, being read 
in y e Congregation, was appointed to be sent to her by our 
Brother Eleazer Crosby. 

Joshua Hynklies Nathan baptized on June 29 . 1735. 

John Dillingams Rhoda baptized on July 20 . 1735. 

Kenelm Winslows Phebe baptized on Aug : 3 . 1735. 

John Crosbies John Baptized on Aug : 31 . 1735. 

CP* 67] John Riders John baptized on Sept : 21 . 1735. 

W m Crosbies Huldah baptized on Oct : 5 . 1735. 

Edward Grayes Hannah baptized on Nov : 9 . 1735. 

Andrew Clark jun : his Wife on her publickly submiting to y e new 
covenant way to life, and asking admission to y e priviledges of 
ys chh as to baptisme for herself and children, was accordingly 
baptised on Nov : 9 . 1735. 

Nath 11 Snowes Thomas baptized on Nov : 23 . 1735* 

Jonathan Crosbies Jonathan baptized on Dec : 21 . 1 735- 

Araon Snowes Phebe and Joshua Crosbies Ruben baptized on Jan : 

II . 1735/6. 

Thomas Winslows Sarah & Jabez Snowes Sam 1 - 1 baptized on Feb : 

8.1735/6.' 
Seth Bangs's Perez baptized on Feb : 22 . 1735/6. 

[p. 68] Joshu Seers and his wife dismissed from this Chh to Nor- 

walk chh on March 28 . 1736. 
Watson Freemans Hannh baptized on Apr : n . 1736- 
John Flechers Richard Benjamin Hopkins's Edward & Gershom 

Phinies Rebeckka baptized on Apr : 18 . 1736. 
David Bangss Nathan and Mary baptized on May 9 . 1736. 



Records of the First Parish in Brewster 95 

Judah Seers's Wife admitcd on May 23 . 1736. 

Judah Seers's children, Ann and Judah, baptized on June 6 . 1736. 

Benjamin . Seers's Heman Baptized on June 20 . 1736. 

Sam 11 Wings Wife also admited, Eodem Die. 

His children Hannah & Edward baptized on Aug : 8 . 1736. 

John Luis of Barnstable his Desire baptized on Sept : 5 . 1736. 

Seth Winslow and his Wife [p. 69] made their confession 

and were reconciled to y e Chh, Sept : 5 . 1736. 

Icabod Vicories Wife admited on Sept : 12 . 1736. 

Icabod Vicories Timothy Benjamin, Joseph and Jonathan all bap- 
tized on Oct : 10 . 1736. 

Lot Graies Bethia ; & Heman Stones Kezia baptized at y e above 
Date also. 

David Paddacks Antony baptized on Oct : 17 . 1736. 

James Bangs & his Wife made their publick confession, and 

were reconciled to the chh on Oct : 24 . 1736. 

Judah Seerss Mary and also Lazarus Griffiths Lazarus baptized, 
Nov : 7 . 1736. 

Joshua Maricks Bezaleal baptized on Nov : 14 . 1736. 

Stephen Griffiths Joshua baptized on Nov : 28 . 1736. his Wife ?. 
membr at m r Wels. 

[p. 70] John Snowes Gideon baptized on Jan : 16 . 1736/7. 

John Mericks Phebe baptized on Jan : 23 . 1736/7. 

Thomas Youngs Wife admited at y e above Date. 

Thomas Crosbies jun : his Elisha baptized on Feb : 6 . 1736/7. 

Joseph Griffiths Hanna baptized on Feb : 20 . 1736/7. 

Lemuel Freeman and his Wife manifested their repentance 

and were accordingly received into y e chhes charity on 

March 6 . 1736/7. 
Kenelm Winslowes Nathan baptized on March 20 . 1736/7. 
Ebenezer Kings Barzillay Joshua Hynkleys Lidia & Thomas Hynklyes 

Mary, all baptized on Apr : 10 . 1737. 
Judah Berries AZubeh baptized on Apr : 17 . 1737. 

[p. 71] John Wing jun : his wife admited to full comunion on Apr : 

24 . 1737. 
Nath 11 Crosbies Desire baptized Eodem tempore. 
Thomas Snowes jun : his Wife admited on . May 1 . 1737 . and 

baptized y* Day Sennit. 
Thomas Winslowes Sarah baptized on May 8 . 1737. 
Daved Crosbie Wife admited on May 15 . 1737. 
Jeremia Bakers Mary baptized on May 22 . 1737. 
Widow Lews admited on May 29 . 1737. 
Ensign Thomas Clarks Content and John Clarks John both baptized 

Eodem Die. 
Judah Hopkins jun : his Martha baptized on June 5 . 1737. 
John Wing jun : his Sarah, John, James & Abigail all baptized on 

June 26 . 1737. 



g6 Records of the First Parish in Brewster 

Hatsul Freemans Seth baptized on July 3 . 1737. 

[p. 72] Thomas Snowes Ruth, Thomas, Sam 11 & Silas all Baptized 
on July 17 . 1737. 

John Hopkins's John baptized on July 24 . 1737. 

Aug 14 . 1737 . admited Eleazer Coles Wife 6c Sam 11 Wings Samuel 
baptized. 

Eleazer Coles Hanna, Tabitha & Eleazer all baptized Aug : 21 . 1737. 

John Bakers Abigail baptized on Sept : 11 . 1737. 

David Crosbies David baptized on Sept : 18 . 1737. 

Abigail Broadbrook admited on Sept : 25 . 1737 . & baptized y e 
next Sabbath. 

Gershom Halls wife was admited to baptism on her professed Sub- 
jection to y e terms of y e new covenant, promising to submit to 
y e Government of Christ in ys Chh, and to bring up her child 
(for w c she desired babtism w n it . Should be bro't [p. 73] forth) 
in ye nurture and admonition of y e Lord. And also Joseph 
Parkers wife of Falmouth owned y e covenant and had her child, 
Joseph baptized on Oct : 16 . 1737. 

Edward Grays Benony was also baptized at the above Date. 

Ebenezer Nicorsons Seth, & Nath 11 Snows Seth, both baptized en 
Oct : 23 . 1737. 

John Dillingams John, Thomas Hopkins's Thankfull, and Gersham 
Halls Seth, all baptized on Nov : 13 . 1737. 

David Paddacks Bette and Joshua Crosbies Joshua baptized on 
Jan : 29 . 1737/8. 

Anna Crosby Dismised from this Chh to one in Boston on Feb : 
12 . 1737/8. 

Elazar Crosbies Wife dismissed from Chatham Chh to this on Feb : 
26 . 1737/8 

Joseph Mayos Eunice baptized on Apr : 9 . 1738. 

[p. 74] On Apr : 23 . 1738. Voted by y e Church That inasmuch as 
we may not make terms of comunion with y e Chh, which Christ 
has not made ; & not finding any thing in y e Scripture y 1 will 
evince y* publick Relations of experiences of a work of y e 
Spirit on y e hearts of Christians is required as a term necessary 
to full comunion ; we doe not henceforward insist on it as nec- 
essary; tho, neither doe we condemn Such as may be of a 
contrary mind. 

Jonathan Cobs Elizabeth & Benjamin Seers's Benjamin & Stephen 
all baptized on May 7 . 1738. 

Gershom Halls wife admited to full comunion, May 14 . 1738. 

[p. 75] John Clarks John & Desire baptized, May 21 . 1738. 
Jonathan Seers's Xath 11 baptized on June 11 . 1738. 
Joseph Hopkinss Elizabeth baptized on June 18 . 1738. 
Seth Bangss Seth baptized on July 16 . 1738. 
Joshua Cowells Joshua baptized on July 23 . 1738. 



Records of the First Parish in Breiuster 97 

Thomas Hynckleys Nath u baptized, July 30 . 1738. 
Heman Stones Edward baptized on Aug : 6 : 173S. 
Jabez Snowes Heman Jonathan Crosbies Jonathan Thomas Snowes 

Ruth, all baptized on Aug : 13 . 173S. 
Icabod Vicories David, & Gersham Phinies Temperence baptized 

on Aug : 20 . 1738. 

[p. 76] David Bangss Reliance baptized, Sep 13 . 1738. 

When also Theophilus Berry & his wife were reconciled to y c Chh, 

on their publick expressions of repentance 

Nath 11 Crosbies Asenath baptized on Sept : 10 . 1738. 

Nath 11 Lincoln & his Wife, being children of y e Chh, publickly owned 

y e covenant on Sept : 24 . 1738. 
Thomas Winslows Isaac, Nath 11 Lincolns Hanna, Mar}-, Phebe, 

Thomas & Sarah, Gersham Halls Bethia, all baptized on Oct : 

8. 1738. 
Thomas Crosbies Ezra baptized on Oct : 22 . 1738. 

[p. 77] Joseph Parkers Isaac baptized on Oct : 29 . 1738. 

Thankfull Nicorson, a child of this Chh, (tho her mother be now of 

Chatham Chh) made her confession in Chatham Chh, 

some time before y e last above Date. 

John Snowes William baptized on Nov : 5 , 1738. 

The Brethren of y e Chh in Pochoh having sent to me a written con- 
fession of their Sins in precipitently Setiing M r Osborn — in 
their not having y* charity and truth for M r Lord and me, w ch 
they ought to have had for us — in admiting to their comunion 
excomunicate members — in w* they did as to y e Billingsgate 
affair, and having asked pardon of God and man, mentioning 
us in particular as to that ; I read this their confession in my 
Congre[p. 78]gation on Nov : 5 . 173S . and publickly declared 
my forgivness of y m according to y e comand of Christ in Luke 
17.3. only w th y e exception of Such (if there Should be any 
Such) as doe not assent to & approve of this confession. 

John Crosbies Hatsull baptized on Nov : 12 . 1738. 

Hatsull Freemans Jerusha baptized on Dec : 3 . 1738. 

Prince Snow jun : his Prince, & Aaron Snowes Susanna baptized on 
Dec : 31 . 1738. 

K. Winslows Sarah & Mary baptized on Jan : 14 . 1738/9 

Sam 11 Crosbies Rebekka & John Miricks David baptized on Jan : 

2r . 1738/9- 
Seth Clarks Wife manifested her repentance & sub- 

mited to the terms of y e [p. 79] New Covenant & was therupon 

accepted by y e Chh to partake both herself and children of y e 

ordinance of Baptism on Feb : n . 1738/9. 
Thomas Crosby of Deacon admited to full comunion, Feb : 18 . 

1738/9. 
Seth Clarks Wife baptized on Feb : 25 . 1738/9. 



98 Records of the First Parish in Brewster 

John Dillinghams Mehittabel & . Watson Freemans Watson also 

baptized at the above Date. 
Seth Clark owned y e covenant .and and his children, Reliance, 

Hanna, Isaac, Kemball & Seth, all baptized on March 4 . 

I738/9- 
Seth Clarks infant Huldah baptized on March 11 . 1738/9. 
Richard Hopkinss Lemuel baptized, March 18 . 1738/9. 
John Bakers Patience baptized, march 25 . 1738/9. 

[p. 80] Shubael Lewis's Wife dismissed from this, to Barnstable East 

Chh on March 25 . 1738/9. 
Judah Seerss Alden, & Joshua Hynkleyes Ruth baptized on Apr : 

1 • 1739- 

Benjamin Freeman jun : and his Wife, both made their pub- 
lick confession which respacting y e former was voted 

accepted by y e Chh ; and respecting y e later, it was. no doubt, 
approved ; tho she not being a child of this Chh, a formall vote 
was not passed with respect to her; Apr : 8 . 1739. 

Thomas Crosbie of Deacon, his Children Bethia, & Phebe baptized 
on Apr : 15 . 1739. 

Benjamin Marick of Benjamin and his Wife owned y e Covenant 
and had their Son Cotton baptized on Apr 117. 1739. 

[p. 81] Joshua Freemans George baptized on May 7 . 1739. 
Roger King; Joshua Sers & his Wife admited on May 27 . 1739. 
Joseph Snow and his Wife both made their publick confes 

sion of their Sin ; which was accepted by y e Chh, which was 

done on June . 3 . 1739. 
Roger Kings Thankfull, Nathanaell, Bathshebah, Samuel, & Hannah 

baptized on June 10 . 1739. 
John Wing jun : his Kezia baptized on June 17 . 1739. 
Joshua Seers's Rebekkah, Elkana, Joshua and Elizabeth, baptized 

June 24 . 1739. 
Lazarus Griffiths Lidea baptized, June 24 . 1739. 
Thomas Crosby of Deacon his Hannah baptized July 22 . 1739. 

[p. 82] Prince Snow, Silvanus Hopkins and his Wife, all admited 

to full comunion on Aug : 5 . 1739. 
Joseph Hopkins jun : and his Wife owned y e Covenant and had 

their child, Soloman baptized, Aug : 12 . 1739- 
Nath 11 Snowes Nath 11 baptized, Aug : 12 . 1739. 
Isaac Foster & his W 7 ife made their publick confession, & 

were reconciled to y e Chh on Aug : 19 . 1739- 
Daniell Crosbies Hannah baptized Aug : 19 . 1739- 
David Crosbies Suzanna baptized on Aug : 26 . 1739* 
David Paddocks Susanna baptized, on Sept : 1 . 1739- 
Eleazer Crosbies Silvanus baptized, Nov : 4 . 1739- 



Records of the First Parish in Brewster 99 

[P- S3] Jabez Snows Mercy Ebenezer Nicorsons Nathan Thomas 
Hopkinses Elkanah Benjamin Thachers Hannah, all baptized 
on Nov : 25 . 1739. 

Joshua Crosbies Theodore baptized on Dec : 23 . 1739. 
Ensign Clarks Josiah baptized on Feb : 17 . 1739/40. 

Thomas Crosby of John, his Solomon baptized, Feb 124. 1739/40. 

On March 9 . 1739/40 . our Brother Joseph Mayo was chosen to 
y« office of a Deacon, by a clear vote of y e Chh ; & y e choice 
confirmed by the Pastor. 

Roger Kings Zilpah baptized on March 16 . 1739/40. 

On March 21 . 1739/40. I told Neighbour Weeks on his applica- 
tion to me for advice, y l I ever dislik[p. 84]ed his preaching to 
the Indians ; and Solemnly advised him, as I was Pastor to a 
Chh of which he is a member, not to presume to preach to any 
English Congregation; in consideration of a Print of 1735'. 
which I had laid before him for his conviction ; & then also 
minded him of the case of Uzza & Uzziah who ventured on 
what belonged only to the Priests. 

David Bangss Azariah baptized on Apr : 6 . 1740. 

John Snowes Eli, Ebenezer Kings Alis & Judah Hopkinss Zubeall 
baptized on Apr : 13 . 1740. 

On May 18 . 1740. Thomas Winslow, who had charged Deacon 
Foster, [p. 85] w under oath to have given in at y e Court a 
false testimony, which charge of his was also publick, he made 
before y e Chh, a publick acknowledgment of his sin, expressing 
repentance for it, and was therupon restored to y e charity and 
Comunion of y e Chh again. 

Nath 11 Freeman of Prince having professed Subjection to y e terms 
of y e new Covenant and also to y e government & watch of this 
Chh was baptized on June 1 . 1740. his Son, Silvanus also on 
the Sabbath next following. 

Prince Freemans Daughter mary, made her publick confes- 
sion, professed subjection to y e new Covenant way to life, sub- 
mision also to y e government of this Chh, promiss[p. 86]ed to 
bring her child in y e nurture and admonition of y e Lord ; wher- 
upon She with her child. James were baptized on June 8 . 1740. 

Suzanna, his Daughter at y e same time having profesed subjection 
to y e new Covenant and to y e government of this Chh, was 
baptized ; & then his children in minority also, viz : Barnabas, 
Kezia Moses & Elizabeth. 

Seth Winslows Wife admited to full comunion July 6 . 1740. She 
with her Son Nath 11 baptized on July 13 . 1740. 

Jeremiah Bakers Jeremiah baptized, eodem tempore. 

John Bacons Mary baptized on Aug : 24 . 1740- 

Icabod Vicories Abner baptized Aug : 31 . 1740. 

Thomas Snows Isaac baptized on Sept : 14 . 1740 

[To be continued) 



IOO The Settlement of Col. Benjamin Ckurctis Estate 



THE SETTLEMENT OF COL. BENJAMIN CHURCH'S 

ESTATE* 

Transcribed from the Original Documents and Records, 
By George Ernest Bowman 

Col. Benjamin Church, the famous Indian fighter, was 
the son of Richard and Elizabeth (Warren) Church and the 
grandson of Richard Warren of the Mayflower. Col. Church 
married Alice, the daughter of Constant Southworth, who 
survived him a little more than a year. He died at Little 
Compton on 17 January, 1 717/18, in the seventy-eighth year 
of his age, according to his gravestone and the account in the 
i( Boston News-Letter." He left no wall and his widow was 
appointed administratrix on $ March, 17 17/18. The settlement 
of the estate was recorded in the Bristol County Probate 
Records at Taunton, Mass., Little Compton being at that time 
a part of Massachusetts. 

The original papers now in the probate files are the bond 
of the administratrix, the inventory, the consent of the heirs 
to the sale of land to defray expenses, and the bond of Martha 
Church, widow of the son Edw r ard, as guardian of her children. 

It is a curious fact that, although Martha Church, did not 
sign the original document consenting to the sale of land, her 
name appears in the record found in Volume III, page 3S4, 
where it was interlined after the other names had been recorded. 

The inventory was recorded in Volume III, page 381, and 
the consent to the sale of land was recorded on page 384, 
but the original documents have been used in making the 
transcript for the printer. 



[Appointment of Administratrix] 

[III : 363 f] "The fifth day of March Administration Granted 
to Madam Allice Church on the Estate of Coll° Benja Church 
deceased " 

[III : 380 |] Bristol . ss Nathaniel Paine Esq r Commissioned by 
his Excellencey Samuel Shute Esq r Cap* generail and Govern 1 " 

* Printed in full at the request of a liberal contributor to the Old Colony 
Town Record Fund. 

t Bristol County Probate Records. 



TJie Settlement of Col. Benjamin Churctis Estate 101 

in Cheif in and over his Majties Prov[i]nce of the Massachusets 
bay in New England by and with the Advice and Consent of 
the Councell to be the Judge of the Probate of wills and Grant- 
ing of Administrations within the County of Bristol To Madam 
Allice Church widow Relecte of Coll° Benjamin Church late 
of Little Compton Esq r Deceased Intestate : Trusting in your 
Care and fidellidie I do Appoint you Administratrix of all and 
singuler the Goods Chattells" Rights & Credits of of the said 
Deceased with full power to Administ r thereon as the law 
directs : And to Aske gather Levey Require and Receive of 
all & Every person & persons All such Goods Chattells Rights 
and Credits of the s d Deceased which to him while he lived 
and at the time of his death did appertain And to pay all such 
Debts in which the s d Deceased stood bound so farr as his 
said Goods Chattells Rights and Credits Can Extend accord- 
ing to the value thereof And to make a true and perfect 
Inventory of all & singuler the said Goods Chattel[ls] Rights 
and Credits of the said deceased and to Exhibbit the same 
into the Registers office for the said Court of Probate at or 
before the Tenth day of Aprill Next and allso to Render a true 
and plaine Accompt of your Administ[ra]tion upon Oath at or 
before the Tenth day of Aprill which will be in the year of 
our Lord one Thousand seven Hundred and Nineteen & I do 
by these presents Nominate Appoint Impower and Ordain you 
Allice Church to be Administratrix of all and singuler the said 
Goods Chattells Rights & Credits of the said Deceased In 
Testimony whereof I have set my hand & the seal of the said 
Office for the Court for Probate of wills &c within the County 
of Bristol the fifth day of March 1717:18 : in the fourth year 
of his Majesties Reign 

John Cary Reg r : Natha 1 Paine 

Entered March y e 5 th ij\^ By John Cary Register 

[Bond of Administratrix] 

The original bond of the administratrix is in the probate 
files. It is on a printed form and is dated 5 March, 17 17/ 18. 
"Allice Church widow Relict of Coll Benjamin Church Late 
of Little Compton Esq r Deceased Thomas Church Constant 
Church & Charles Church all sons of the said Deceased and 
liveing in the County of Bristol " were the principal and 
sureties, and the amount of the bond was ^1500. The widow 
signed by her mark ; the sons all wrote their names. The 
witnesses were Samuel Gallup and Joshua Bailey. 



£ 


s 


d 


°5 


00 





o 


12 





28 


J 5 





02 


10 





00 


J 5 





21 


00 





00 


08 





02 


00 





80 


00 





°3 


00 






102 The Settlement of Col. Benjamin CJutrctis Estate 

[Col. Benjamin Church's Inventory *] 

A True Inventory of the Estate Both Reall and personal! 
left By the honourable Corn 11 Benjamin Church Esq r late of 
little Compton deceased . taken By us the subscribers this 5 th 
day of feburary . 171 7-1 8 

Imp r To his sword and Belt 

to a Caine and gloves 

to wearing apparell 

to 2 gold Rings i £ & 3 p r of Buttons . i £ 10 s all 

to one pare of plate Buckles 

to one tanker one Cup one poringer & 2 salt sellers 

plate and seven spoons all weighing 42 ounces 
to a Case of knives and forks 
to sundry Books 
to land in Tiverton one six score Acre lot and half 

Being 180 acres : 
to two guns 
to one Bed 2 Blankets one Rug Curtains and valliens 

and two pillows and Bedstead . &c 24 00 

to another Bed Bedsted and 4 Blankets one Coverlid 

two pillows and Curtains &c 
to another Bed Bedsted Bolster and 3 
to 14 pare of sheets 
to nine pillowbeers 
to two dozen of napkins and Towels 
to four Table Cloths 
to three Tables 
to one Cubbard 
to six Chests 

to seven Turkey work d Chaires 
to . 16 . wooden Chaires 
puter 

to 21 . plates . 1- 1 7-0 . to 7 . platters 
to . n . Basons . 1-13-0 & 3 Chamber pots 
Tin 

to one Collender one Cauldron & one Tee pott all 00 03 o 

Brass 

to one Chafing Dish and one warming pan 01 10 o 

to two Cettles & one Bellmettle skillet 06 00 o 

Iron 

to three potts & one Cettle 01 10 o 

to one spit 3 . andirons 2 pare of tongues one fire slice 

2 tramells one hook and one frying pan all 02 02 o 

to . 8 kelers 8 . pailes . 3 . pigens . 3 trays & one suger 

Box all 02 15 o 

♦Transcribed from the original document. 





18 


00 





Blankets &c 


12 


00 







21 


00 







01 


16 







°3 


12 







02 


00 







°3 


10 







03 


00 







02 


02 







04 


02 







02 


08 





1* all 


04 


17 





pots 8 all 


02 


01 






The Settlement of CoL Benjamin Church's Estate 103 

o 5 Cheesfatts one Churn & 3 Ceder tubs all 02 04 o 

o one meal trough one Barrel and one tray all 00 06 o 
o 3 . Bags . 12 s . to Earthen ware 6 s & 12 glas Bottles 

4 s all 01 02 o 
o 2 . Ropes 6 s to 5 old sythes . 5 s to . 3 . old Iron hoops 

& 3 . Iron Boxes S s all 00 190 

o a Bette & wedges 6 s . and 3 . syth sneaths 3 s all 00 09 o 

0.3. hows . 6 s . one Bill hook and 4 axes . 11 s . all 00 17 o 
o Iron fetters horstracies one Coller hames and old Iron 

all 00 14 o 
0.3. augers 4 Chesells one drawing knife one hand 

saw one hammer and one square all 00 08 o 
one old tenant saw .2 p r of sheares & 2 p r of 

stillieards all 00 

one sikle . 3 . stirrop Irons and one lanthorn all 00 04 

3 3 Riddle sieves . 3 s . and 14 old Cask . i £ 8 s all 01 no 

o 25 Bushels salt . t> £ . 15 s • and two Chees presses 8 s all 04 03 o 

3 2 . spinning wheels and one p r of Cards 00 10 o 

d 2 . Barrells of Bief & one Barell of pork 05 00 o 

3 nine Cows 54 00 o 

3.4. heifers 20 00 o 
3 a pare of oxen 14 00 q 
3 a pare of steers 12 00 o 
3 one Bull 02 100 
3 seven two year old Cattle 21 00 o 
3 a Cart & wheels . 2 yokes . 2 Chains & Clevis and 

pin all 04 10 o 

3 . 2 Iron Barrs and one sledge 01 00 o 

3 yern and flax 03 15 o 

d about 250 weight of Chees 04 00 o 

3 13 . Bushels of Barley 02 00 o 

3 2 . old Barrells and som Beans 00 10 o 

3 . 20 Bushels of oats 02 10 o 

3 about 40 . Bushells of Indian Corn 08 00 o 

3 one tub and pork 04 00 o 

3 2 Barrels of Cyder i £ . and . 3 Empty Cask 6 s all 01 06 o 

3 one sorild horse 12 00 o 

3 one Black horse 16 00 o 

3 a Callash with the horse sadle & Bridle &c 12000 

3 one Bay maire 18 00 o 

3 2 old plows and one Brake 01 05 o 

3 ten yearling Cattle 15 00 o 

3.5. swine 02 100 
3.3. scieves one p r of tongues and p r of Bellows all 00 05 6 
3 one pare of holsters & an old portmantle 00 12 o 
3 a looking glass and hour glass 00 08 6 
3 about 15 . pound of . Butter 00 100 
3 a negro man Clothing and Beding &c 60 00 o 



05 o 
o 



4 o 


00 





IO 


00 





°3 


00 





oo 


06 





OI 


IO 





06 


16 





00 


09 





02 


02 


6 


02 


16 


6 


°5 


00 






104 The Settlement of Col. Benjamin ChurcfCs Estate 

to a negro woman Clothing and Beding &c 

to a servant Boy Called william heard 

to John Tomiin 

to . 3 . Rakes and two pitchforks 

to an Iron Back 

to a score of sheep 

to a Close stool pan . a p r of specticles & Inkhorn all 

to silver and gold Butons 

to Cash 

to his Right in a small lot of land in Tiverton 

This Inventory was Taken the day and year above written 

By us John Wood 

Thomas Gray 
william pabodie 

Bristol ss : March the 5 th 1717:18 Before the Hon rable 
Natha 1 Paine Esq r Judge of y e Probate of wills & Granting of 
Administration within the County of Bristol : Came Madam 
Allice Church widow & Relict of Coll Benja n Church late of 
Little Compton Esq r Deceased Intestate and made Oath that 
the Inventory before written Containes the whole of that Estate 
which the said Deceased Dyed seized of & is Come to her 
Knowledge & that when she Knowes of any more she will 
Reveal it that it may be of Record herewith 
John Cary . Reg r : Nath 1 Paine 

Bristol ss in the 3 d Book folio 381 : & 382 the abovewritten 
was Entered March 21 st ij\^ by John Cary Recorder 

[Consent of the Heirs to Sale of Land *] 

To All People To Whome thes presents shall come Know 
yee That We Who are the Children of our Honered father 
Co 11 Benjamen Church Late of Little Compton in the County 
of Bristoll in the provence of the Massusetes Bay in new 
England . Deseased Who died Intested and That the Law of 
this Provence Doath Provide that all Just Debts And funeral 
Charges shall be Paid out of the Personall Estate Which Will 
be a Grate Damage to our honered mother M ra Ales Church 
Who is Administratricks to said Estate — 

These are therefore to Give full Power and Lawfull 
Authority to our Above named Honered Mother as admin- 
istr txs to our aboves d hon rd fathers Estate To Bargain sell 
allien & Dispose of all our Right title claime or Demands of 
one sixcoare Acre Lott & an half in the Township of Tiverton 

♦Transcribed from the original document. 



The Settlement of Col. Benjamin Church 's Estate 105 

in pocasctt pure has the Whole Lott being the fourtenth in 
number and the half Lot the thirtenth Lot in number Which 
Lot and an half being- mentioned in the Inventary of our said 
fathers Estate & is buted & Bouned as by the Records of said 
pocasctt Land may appear and that y e Whol sum of mony 
Which the abovesaid Land is sold for shall be to help pay the 
Just Debts & funeral charges of our said Hone d father deasesed 
as vvitnis our hands & seales Dated in Bristoll this sixth day of 
March in the fourth year of his Majesties Reign annoque 
Domini 1 71 J 

Signed sealed & Delevered Tho s Church (seal) 

in presence of us Constant Church (seal) 

Sam 11 Gallup Charles Church (seal) 

Joshua Bailey John Sampson (seal) 

Eliz Sampson (seal) 

Bristoll ss March : 20 th : 1 y\l 

m r Thomas Church m r Constantt Church m r Charles Church 

m r Jn° Sampson & m rs Elizabeth Sampson the subcribers to y e 

above mentioned order and agreementt personally appeared 

before me Nath 11 Paine Esq r Judge of Probate of Wills &c 

within y e County of Bristoll and acknowledged the same to be 

theire free voluantarv act & Deed Nath 11 Paine 

j 

[On the left hand margin, opposite the preceding acknowl- 
edgment, was the endorsement of John Cary, that he recorded 
the instrument in Book III, folio 3 84, on 21 March 1717/18, 
but the greater part of it has been worn off.] 

[Ill : 563 *] To the Hon rable Coll Paine Esq r Judge of Probats 
Articles of agreement made Conclud & Agreed upon in 
Little Compton in the County of Bristol in the Province of the 
Massachusets Bay in New England : By and between Thomas 
Church of said Little Compton Esq r Capt Constant Church of 
ffreetown Charles Church of Bristol Esq r Martha Church 
of Rhoad Island widow of Edward Church Deceast &■ John 
Sampson & Elizabeth his wife of the Town of Bristol all being 
Children and Legatees of Our Hon rd ffather Coll Benjamin 
Church Esq r and of our Hon rd Mother Allice his wife both 
deceast Haveing Mutually agreed & made a Divission of all & 
singuler of the Estate both Reall & personall which our Hon rd 
ffather and Mother dyed seized with (Excepting some Right 
of land Punkatest Neck or Outlet & theyr Right in land in 

* Bristol County Probate Records. 



106 The Settlement of Col Benjamin Church's Estate 

Middlebery) which Divission of said Estate which we have 
Muttually made be all Contented and fully sattisfyed therewith 
Do therefore by these presents bind our selves and our heires 
Executors & Administ rs to each other to stand and abide to the 
Divission of the abovesaid Estate for Ever In Witness whereof 
we the s d Thomas Church Esq 1 " Cap 1 Constant Church Charles 
Church Esq r Martha Church widow of Edward Church deceast 
& John Sampson and Elizabeth his wife have all mutually here- 
unto set Our hands & seals the Twenty seventh day of march 
in the fifth year of the Reign of our Sovereign King George 
of great Brittain &c. in the year of our Lord One thousand 
seven Hundred & Nineteen 

Allso it is Mutually agreed before signing & sealing of these 
presents that if any mony happen to be due to the s d Coll 
Benja n Church our Hon rd father from the Country or any other 
person or persons whatsoever It when got be divided Equally 
into six shares : also if any debts Happen to be due from said 
Estate to be Equally Reimbursed from every one of us above 
named in proportion 

Signed sealed and Delivered Thomas Church (s) 

In the presence of Constant Church (s) 

William Pabodie Charles Church (s) 

Thomas Gray Martha Church (s) 

John wood John Sampson (s) 

Elizabeth Sampson (s) 

Bristol ss April 16 : 17 19 Capt Thomas Church m r Charles 
Church m rs Martha Church m r John Sampson & his wife m™ 
Elizab : Sampson the subscribers to y e Articles or agreement 
on y e other side personally appeared before Natha 1 Paine Esq r 
Judge of Probate &c and acknowledged the s d agreement to be 
theyr free voluntary Act and Deed dated at Bristol in the fifth 
year of his Maj ties Reign 

Natha 1 Paine 
Entered May the 20 th 17 19 By John Cary Reg r 

[Bond of Guardian of Children of Edward Church] 

The bond of " Martha Church of Newport in the Collony of 
Road Island & Providence Plantation in New England and 
Charles Church of Bristoll in the County of Bristol " is on a 
printed form and is dated 24 March, 17 18/19. The amount of 
the bond was .£100. W T ith her brother in law as surety she 
was made guardian of her two children. 



Plymouth Colony Deeds 107 

" Martha Church who is admitted & allowed to be Gaurdian 
to Benja n Church & Abigail Church her own Natural! Children 
& grandchildren to Coll Benjamin Church late of Little Compton 
Deceased " 

The bond bears the autograph signatures of both Martha 
Church and Charles Church and was signed by John Cary and 
Abigail Cary as witnesses. 



PLYMOUTH COLONY DEEDS 

(Continued from Vol. VI, p. 247) 

[Thomas Clarke to John Allen] 

[p. 115] 1654 Bradford Gov r 

June the 10 th 1654 

Memorand : That Thomas Clarke of the Towne of Plymouth 
in the Jurisdiction of New Plymouth Doth acknowlidge that 
for and in. consideration of the summe of fifty and three pounds 
for which the said Thomas Clarke hath Received a bill of John 
Allen of The Towne ot Rehoboth in the Jurisdiction of Plym- 
outh aforsaid hee hath freely and absolutly barganed allianated 
and sold enfeofed and confeirmed and by these p r sents Doth 
bargaine sell enfeof and confeirme from him the said Thomas 
Clarke and his heires unto him the said John Allen and his 
heires and assignes for ever all that his halfe pte portion or 
share of land both upland and Meddow belonging unto him as 
Purchaser lying and being att Sowamsett Mattapoisett and 
places adjacent together with all and singulare the appurte- 
nances Privilidges and emunities therunto belonging ; with all 
the said Thomas Clarke his Right title & enterest of and 
into the said p r mises or any pte or pcell therof To have and to 
hold the said halfe pte or share of land both upland and med- 
dow with all and singulare the Timbers woods under woods 
swamps waters and all other appurtenances privilidges and 
emunities (in upon or any way) belonging unto the said halfe 
pte or share of upland and meddow or any pte or pcell therof 
unto the said John Allen his heires and assignes for ever ; The 
said p r mises with all and singulare the privilidges appurtenances 
and emunities belonging therunto ; to belonge unto the onely 
proper use and behoofe of him the said John Allen his heires 
and assignes for ever with warrantice against all psons what so- 



108 Plymouth Colony Deeds 

ever that by the said Thomas Clarke his Right and title might 
claime any Right title and enterest into the p r mises or any 
pte or pcell therof 

The abovesaid bargaine and sale of land was acknowlidged 
before M r John Browne Asistant the Day and yeare above- 
written 

And the abovesaid Thomas Clarke Doeth heerby covenant 
and Promise That Susanna his wife shall in Due and convenient 
time acknowlidge and give her free consent unto the above 
said sale before a Majestrate according to order ; 

The abovewritten Deed or Conveyance of Land was other- 
wise ordereed by Consent of both Thomas Clarke and John 
Allin as appeers by another Deed bearing Date the fourth Day 
of January 1663 : ; see booke of evidences of lands enrowled 
folio 80 : 

[this Conveyance of land as it is heer entered is made null 
by Consent of both p r ties *] 

[John Browne to Peter Hunt] 

[p. 117] 1654 Bradford Gov r 

a Deed appointed to bee Recorded 
Know all men by these p r sents that I John Browne of 
Rehoboth for and in consideration of the summe of forty and 
three pound to mee in hand payed I have bargained and sold 
unto Peter hunt of Rehoboth three score and twelve acres of 
land that is to say six acres on that necke called and knowne 
by the name of Mantons necke and forty four acres lying on 
Wachamocott necke and twelve acres lying on the head of that 
cove called Wachamocott cove and ten acres of Mersh or med- 
dow viz eight of it lying neare unto a place called Bowins 
Bridge ; the Rest lying on New Meddow River or Palmers 
River all which said pcell of upland and Meddow as they are 
now bounded being more or lesse being within the bounds of 
Rehoboth aforsaid ; To have and to hold to him the said Peter 
hunt his heires and assignes for ever ; And I the aforsaid John 
Browne Doe bind my selfe my heires exequitors and admines- 
trators to save and keep harmles the said Peter hunt his heires 
and assignes from all psons whatsoever lawfully claiming under 
mee or from any former acte or Deed of mine as alsoe from 
all Rates which the towne of Rehoboth either for the p r sent 
or future May Impose upon the aforsaid lands except ffencing 
the same all other Rates I take upon my selfe to Discharge 

*The words in brackets are written on the inner margin of the page. 



Plymouth Colony Deeds 109 

in all points as fully as if the said lands were still Remayning 
in my owne possession in Witnesse wherof I have heerunto 
put my hand and Seale the 24 th Day of May in the yeare one 
Thousand six hundred fifty and four; 1654 
Sealed and Delivered John Browne 

in the p r sence of 
John Allen 
Stephen Payne 

[Lieut. Joseph 2 Rogers to Richard Beare] 

[p. 119] 1654 Bradford Gov r 

The 10 th of June 1654 

Memorand : That Leiftenant Josepth Rogers of the towne 
of Eastham in the Jurisdiction of New Plymouth Doth acknowl- 
idg that for and in consideration of the summe of To him 
alreddy saitisfyed and paied by Richard Beare of the towne 
of marshfeild in the Jurisdiction aforsaid planter wherof and of 
every pte and pcell therof hee Doeth aquite and Discharg the 
said Richard Beare his heires and asignes for ever ; hee hath 
freely and absolutely barganed allianated and sold unto the 
said Richard Beare and by these p r sents Doeth bargane sell 
enfeofe and confeirme unto hime his heires and assignes for 
ever all that his Tract or pcell of upland graunted unto him 
att the North River in the Township of Marshfeild aforsaid 
being about fifty acres bee it more or lesse accordingly as it 
was bounded when it was layed forth for him when it was 
graunted unto him as is expressed in the court Record bearing 
Date the sixt of Aprill 1640 viz from a certaine marked tree 
in the breadth East and by North to another marked -tree neare 
to a certaine Creeke that Runeth up southward with a proviso 
expressed in the aforsaid graunt together with all the Mersh 
land belonging therunto with all other privilidges appurtenances 
and emunities belonging to the said Tract or pcell of upland and 
Meddow and any pte or pcell therof ; To have and to hold the 
said p r mises with all and singulare the appurtenances privilidges 
and emunities belonging therunto with all the said Josepth 
Rogers his Right title and enterest of and Into the same or 
unto any pte or pcell therof unto the said Richard Beare his 
heires and assignes forever unto the onely proper use and be- 
hoofe of him the said Richard Beare his heires and assignes 
for ever; warranting the sale therof against all psons whatso- 
ever that by the said Josepth Rogers his title might claime 
any Right title or enterest into the said p r mises or any pte or 



no Halifax, Mass., Vital Records 

pcell therof unto the said Richard Beare his hcires and assignes 
for ever ; 

The provisoe above expressed to bee in the originall graunt 
as it is taken out of the court booke is as followeth verbatim ; 
That the smale quantitie of upland lying betwixt the said 
Constant * Thomas * and Josepth bee equally Devided amongst 
them three the said Creeke being the bounds of yt as alsoe 
the Marsh ground or Meddow lying upon the northside of the 
said uplands to bee equally Devided as it lyeth afore the said 
lands to each severally by equall proportion with a little ham- 
ocke of upland lying in the said mersh with the Meddow land 
about it to each of them Joyntly 

( To be continued ) 



HALIFAX, MASS., VITAL RECORDS 

{Continued from page 34) 

[p. 293] 1796 Oct r 27 th John Bosworth Jun r and Susanna Pratt both 
of Halifax were Joined in marriage by the Rev d Ephraim Briggs 

1796 Nov r 8 th Oliver Porter and Phebe Barrow both of Halifax were 
Joined in Marriage by the Rev 4 Ephraim Briggs 

1796 Dec r 8 th Daniel Weston of Middleborough and Rebecca Water- 
man of Halifax were Joined in marriage by the Rev d Ephraim 
Briggs 

1797 Jan? 15 Charles Holmes of Kingston and Rebecca Briggs of 
Halifax were Joined in marriage by the Rev 4 Ephraim Briggs 

1797 May 14 th Nehemiah Tomson and Experiance Curtis both of 
Halifax were Joined in marriage by the Rev 4 Ephraim Briggs 

1797 July 13 th Zaccheus Tomson and Jennet Wood both of Halifax 
were Joined in marriage by the Rev d Ephraim Briggs 

1797 July 23 Benjamin Bryant of Plympton and Bethia Gray of 
Halifax were Joined in marriage by the Rev d Ephraim Briggs 

1797 Oct 4 th Francis Woods of Halifax and Jane Churchell of Plymp- 
ton were Joined in marriage by the Rev d Ephraim Briggs 

[p. 296] Woard Sturtevant the Son of Simeon Sturtevant Jun r and 

Margeret His wife was Born May 12 : 1791 
Zadock Sturtevant their son was born May 23 rd 1795 
Thomas Sturtevant their son was born July 11 th 1799 
Simeon Sturtevant their son was born July 26 th 1803 
Henry Sturtevant their son was born March 19 th 1807 
Polly Tomson the Daughter of Ezekiel Tomson and Mary his wife 

was Born August 20 th 1791 
* Constant Southworth and Thomas Southworth are referred to. 



Halifax, Mass., Vital Records 1 1 1 

Peter Tomson their Son was Born August r : 1793 

Stillman Pratt the Son of Consider Pratt and Molly His Wife was 

Born January 25 : 1793 — Carried back to folio 275 
The Children of Jonathan Harlow and Betsey his wife 
Betsey Harlow their daughter was born May 20 th 17S5 
Stephen Harlow their son was born July 7 th 17S9 
Branch Harlow their son was born September 18 th 1792 
Judah Wood the Son of Judah Wood and Tabatha His wife was Born 

August 31 : 1787 
John Wood Their Son was Born August 27 : 1790 
Cyrus Wood their Son was Born June i st 1794 
Levet Wood their son was Born August 13 th 1798 
Samuel Wood their Son was Born April 19 th 180 1 

[p. 297] Rebecca Pool the Daughter of John Pool and Hannah his 

Wife was Born September 9 : 1783 
Hannah Pool their Daughter was Born September 25 : 1785 
Isaac Pool their Son was Born September 27 : 1787 
Betsey Pool their Daughter Died November 17 : 1786 
Galen Pool & Salla Pool both born at a bearth October 31 st 1789 
Caleb Pool their son was born September 25 1791 
Eliab Pool their Son was born April y e 3 rd 1799 
Phebe Waterman The Daughter of Isaac Waterman and Lucy His 

Wife was Born March 4 th 1782 
Isaac Waterman Their Son was Born February 13 : 1784 
Joseph Samson waterman Their Son was Born July . 7 : 1785 
Lucy Waterman Their Daughter was Born November : 6 : 1788 
Zephaniah Bosworth The Son of Salah Bosworth and Rebecca His 

wife was Born June : 11 : 1788 
Clarisse Bosworth their Daughter was Born February 14 : 1790 
Rebecca Bosworth their Daughter was Born June 3 : 1792 
Deborah Bosworth their daughter was born July 27 th 1794 
Charles Bosworth their son was born March 31 st 1797 
Selina Bosworth their Daughter was born February 16 th 1799 
Daniel Perkins Bosworth their son was born April 14 th 1801 
Damaris Hathaway Bosworth their daughter was born August 9 th 

1803 
Sala Bosworth their son was born September 15 th 1805 
The Remainder of Salah Bosworth' Children Carried to the 298 page 

of this book 
Sarah Loring the Daughter of Ignatius Loring and Abigail his wife 

was Born May 20 : 1777 
Abigail Loring their Daughter was Born July 23 : 1779 
Earl Loring their Son was Born December 22 : 1781 
Jane Loring their Daughter was Born July 9 : 1785 
John Loring their Son was Born April 1 : 1788 
George Loring their Son was Born October 3 : 1790 
The Children of Reuben Tomson Jun r and Eunice his wife 



1 1 2 Halifax ; Mass., Vital Records 

Andrew Tomson their son was born July 24 th 1791 

Thomas Tomson their son was born Feberuary 7 th 1793 

Reuben Tomson their son was born October 24 th 1795 

Bela Thomson their Son was born March 28 1798 

Clarisa Thomson their Daughter was born Nov r 7 1S00 

Mary Whitman Thomson their Daughter was born March 29 1805 

Josiah Thomson their Son was born Sep r 10 1807 

[p. 298] Jabez Prior Tomson the Son of Ebenezer Tomson 3 d and 

Deborah His wife was Born January : 15 : 17S7 
The Children of Salah Bosworth and Rebecca his wife 
Amanda Bosworth their daughter was born July y e 15 th 1S07 
John William Bosworth their son was born February 10 th 18 11 
The Children of Nathaniel Rider and 

John Bradford Rider their Son was Born November 9 : 1778 
Nathaniel Rider Their Son was Born November 23 : 1780 
Ezra Rider Their Son was Born May 12 : 1783 
Oliver Howard the Son of Jesse Howard and mary His wife was 

Born January 23 : 1769 
The Children of Timothy wood and Salvina his wife 
Timothy wood their Son was Born September 15 : 1786 
Salvina Wood their daughter was born May 1 i th 17S9 
Isaac Wood their son was born September 22 nd 1791 
Fluldah Wood their daughter was born March 30 th 1795 
Hitty Wood their daughter was born November 8 th 1800 
Martin Wood their son was bom May 4 th 1804 
Hannah Foster Wood theire Daug r was born July 22 th 1S06 

[p. 299] The Children of Josiah Sturtevant Esq r and Lois His wife 

The Birth of a Son Still Born February 18 . . 1759 

Josiah Sturtevant their Son was Born August 9 . . 1760 

Hannah Sturtevant their Daughter was Born : January : 1 : 1762 

Foster Sturtevant their Son was Born August 12 : 1763 

Lois Sturtevant their Daughter was Born June 30 . 1765 

Friend Sturtevant their Son was Born February 19 . 1767 

Deborah Sturtevant their Daughter was Born November 3 : 1768 

Salome Sturtevant their Daughter was Born August 6 : 1770 

George Sturtevant their Son was Born August 16 : 1771 

Rufus Sturtevant their Son was Born April : 22 : 1773 

George Sturtevant their Son Died June 9 : 1773 

George Sturtevant their Son was Born January 23 : 1775 

Foster Sturtevant their Son Died December . 14 : 1779 

Asa Soule the Son of Gideon Soule and Ruth his wife was Born 

February 3 : 1765 
Rufus Soule their Son was bom July 14 th 1777 
The Children of Thaddeius Tomson and Ruth his Wife 
Bettey Tomson their daughter Was Born May . 26 th 1787 
John Tomson their son was Born March 31 st 1789 



Halifax, Mass,, Vital Records 1 1 3 

Ammiel Tomson their son was Born April 18 th 1791 

Ruth Tomson their daughter was Born March 30 th 1793 

Alexander Parris the son of Mathew Parris and Mercy his wife was 

born November 24 AD 1780 
Stutson Soule the Son of Asa Soule and Ruth Rowland his wife was 

Born June 14 : 1785 
Lydia Gushing The Daughter of Benjamin Cushing and Lydia His 

Wife was Born March 21 : 1790 
Benjamin Cushing their son was born April y e 16 th 1794 

[p. 300] the Children of Richard Bozworth and Hannah his wife 

Isaac Bozworth their Son was born aprill 2 d : 1781 

Sarah Bozworth their Daughter was Born January 20 : 1783 

Hannah Bozworth their Daughter was Born march 26 : 1785 

Pemela Bozworth their Daughter was Born August 17 : 1787 

Richard Bozworth Their Son was Born October 21 : 1789 

Jacob Bosworth Their Son was Born Sept r 29 : 1791 

Ruth Bosworth their Daughter was Born Sept r 27 : 1793 

Marcus Bosworth their son w T as born January 17 th 1796 

Augustus Bosworth their son was born September 24 th 1798 

Joseph Bosworth their son was born October 22 nd 1801 

The Children of Ezra Tomson and Sarah his wife 

Salla Tomson Their Daughter was Born July 25 : 1782 

Charles Tomson their Son was Born April 12 : 1784 

Abraham Tomson their Son was Born June 12 : 1786 

The Children of Jabez Waterman and Hannah His wife 

Eleazer Waterman their Son was Born December 18 : 1776 

Jabez Waterman their Son was Born February 10 : 1779 

Ruth Waterman their Daughter was Born August 6 : 1781 

Levi Waterman their Son was Born October 8 : 1783 

Harvey Hayford son of John Hayford and Betty his wife was bom 

October y e i st 1792 
The Children of william waterman and Deborah His wife 
Deborah Waterman their Daughtr was Born October 14 : 1776 
Lucy Waterman their Daughter was Born April 1 : 1780 
William Waterman their Son was Born December 26 : 1783 

[The Halifax, Mass., Vital Records will not be continued in " The Mayflower 
Descendant" as the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants is preparing to 
publish a literal copy of all the vital records of this town, to the end of the year 
1849, in a single volume. See Pilgrim Notes and Queries in this issue.] 



H4 * The Will and Inventory of John Drew 



THE WELL AND INVENTORY OF JOHN DREW, 
SENIOR, OF HALIFAX, MASS.* 

Transcribed from the Original Records ; 
By George Ernest Bowman 

John Drew of Halifax, Mass., was born at Plymouth on 
29 August, i6/6.f He married Sarah Delano, the daughter 
of Dr. Thomas Delano t and granddaughter of John Alden, but 
the date of the marriage has not been ascertained. He died at 
Halifax, probably not long before 10 July, 1745, the date on 
which his will was probated. His widow was living 15 May, 
1746, when she made oath to the inventory. 

The will is recorded in the Plymouth County Probate 
Records, Volume IX, pages 506 to 508, and the inventory is 
found in Volume X, page 163. The original documents have 
disappeared from the files. 



[John Drew's Will] 

[IX : 506] Know all Men By these Presents that I John 
Drew Sen r of the Town of Hallefax in the County of Plymouth 
in New England being at this present Time Labouring under 
many Bodily infirmities Yet of A Sound & disposing Memory 
& Understanding Blessed be God for the same & being sensible 
of my own mortality, & knowing that it is Appointed for all 
men once to die, do make & Ordain this to be my Last Will 
& Testament, To Remain firm & inviolable for ever. Imprimis, 
I Give & Bequeath unto my well beloved Wife, sarah Drew, 
the use & improvement of my dwelling house, Barn, & out 
houses, & also the Use, improvement, & income, of all the 
improved Lands & meadows, belonging to my homestead which 
Lye there Joyning together, during her Widdowhood. Item, 
Whereas I have already Given unto my Eldest Son John Drew, 
by Deed of Gift a Certain Parcel of Land I Give unto him 
more all my Tools & Tackling both for Carpentry & husbandry : 
Item : Whereas I have already Given unto my son Thomas 
Drew by deed of Gift one Quarter part of my Homestead : my 
will is that he shall be Content therewith as his part of my 

* Printed in full at the request of a liberal contributor to the Old Colony 
Town Record Fund. 

t Mayflower Descendant, I : 146. t Ibid - VI : 22, 23. 



The Will and Inventory of John Drew 115 

Estate . Item : I Give & Bequeath unto my Daughter Eliz a . 
Drew forty pounds Item . Whereas I have already Given unto 
my daughter Jemima Read sundry * my will is that she shall 
be Content therewith as her part of my Estate. Item Whereas 
I have already Given unto my daughter Mary Bennet Sundry 
things, my Will is that she shall be Content therewith as her 
part of my Estate Item I Give & Bequeath unto my Grandson 
Peter Drew all my Homestead Land & meadow with Buildings 
thereon, Reserving unto his Grandmother the Use & improve- 
ment thereof as is before Express'd . it is to be understood that 
s d homestead shall not include any part of that hundred Acre 
lot, which did formerly belong unto John Hascal & Isaac 
W r alker Item I Give & Bequeath unto my Grandson silvanus 
Drew all my part of that hundred Acre lot which was formerly 
John Hascal & Isaac Walkers Right in the 26 mens Purchase. 
Item . I Give & Bequeath unto my Grandson Isaac Bennet 
Ten pounds. Item . I Give & bequeath unto my son thomas 
Drews Eldest son Ten Pounds. Item . I Give & Bequeath 
unto my Grandson Charles Read Ten Pounds . the same to be 
paid unto them or Each of them when they Arrive at the Age 
of Twenty one Years, Item my will is that my Grandson Peter 
Drew shall pay as A Legacy unto my daughter Elizab th Drew 
the forty Pounds which I have given unto her & to be paid in 
Manner Following that is to say . Ten pounds thereof when 
he Arrives to the Age of twenty one Years [p. 507] And the 
Remainder to be paid Ten pounds A Year until the whole is 
paid . & my will is that my Two Grandsons Peter Drew & 
silvanus Drew, shall pay as A Legacy unto my Grandson Isaac 
Bennet the Ten pounds I have Given him when he Arrives to 
the Age of Twenty one Years : & unto my son thomas Drews 
Eldest Son the Ten pounds I have Given unto him when he 
Arrives to the Age of Twenty one Years, & unto my Grandson 
Charles Read the Ten pounds I have given unto him, when he 
Arrives to the Age of Twenty one Years, it is to be Under- 
stood that the several sums which I have Given & Legacy's 
ordered to be paid shall be Equal in value to bills of Credit of 
the old form & Tenour . Item . I Give & Bequeath unto my 
Grandson Peter Drew my longest Gun & sword . Item I Give 
& Bequeath unto my Grandson Silvanus Drew my shortest 
Gun, Item my will is that my Indoor moveables & stock of 
Creatures after my Just Debts & funeral Charges are paid out 
of the same . be disposed of in Manner following that is to 
Say my Loving wife sarah Drew shall have the use & improve- 
ment thereof during her Natural life & after her Decease I 
*Sic. 



Ii6 The Will a? id Inventory of John Drezu 

Give the same to my Daughter Elizabeth Drew, & my will is 
that my afores d Wife shall Take the motherly Care of my s d 
Daughter Eliz th Drew during the Time she lives unmaried, if 
she so * Cause to Live with her mother, & my will is that if it 
should so happen that there is any part of my Estate which 
I have not herein Particularly Given Away & disposed of I 
Give the same unto my afores d Wife, & my Will is that my 
loving Wife Sarah Drew shall be Executrix of this my Last 
Will & Testament Thus hoping that this my last will & Testa- 
ment will be kept & performed according to the true intent & 
meaning thereof . I Commit my body to the dust, & my Soul 
to God that Gave it in Witness whereof I the afores d John 
Drew sen r have hereunto set my hand & seal this Seventeenth 
day of April one Thousand seven hundred forty & two 
Signed sealed & Declared by the John Drew (Seal) 

abovenamed John Drew sen r to 
be his Last Will & Testament 
in the presence of us 
George samson 
Zachariah Soul 
Jacob Tomson 

Plym° ss July the 10, 1745 

This Will being Presented by y e Exe x abovnamed for Prob n 
the s d George Samson, Zachariah Soul, & Jacob Tomson made 
Oath that they saw, s d John Drew sign & seal & heard him 
declare this Instrument to be his Last will & Testament & y* 
they at y e same Time in his presence, subscribed as Witnesses 
at * y* he was then of sound mind. 

Before me Jn° Cushing Judge of Probates 

[p. 508] The letter of administration is recorded on this page, 
and is dated 10 July, 1745, on which day the will was allowed 
by the Judge of Probate, John Cushing. The widow was re- 
quired to present an inventory of the estate on or before 
20 October, 1745, and to present an account of her adminis- 
tration on or before 10 July, 1746. 

[John Drew's Inventory] 

[X : 163] An Inventory of the Estate of M r John Drew 
Sen r late of Hallifax deceasd Taken by us the Subscribers the 
12 th day of December Anno Domini 17 AS According to old 
tenour 

*Sic. 



The Will and I five ?i tor)' of John Drezu 117 

Imprimis Homestead Land & Meadows Building & 

Fenceing theron 650 . 0.0 

Item the Land Given by Will to Silvanus Drew 50 . 0.0 

Item a Gun ^5 . 10 . another Gun £3 . a Sword 16/ 9.6.0 

Item 3 Adds £2,8,0 Broad Ax 1 . o . o Drawing 

knife 5/ Spade 7/ 4.0.0 

Item Morticeing Ax 8/ Stilyards 12/ Betle & Wedges 5/ 

Gimlet Compass and Augurs ,£1.5 2.10.0 

Item Scyths 1 . 16.0 Pitch forke 6/ plow Irons 18/ 

yoke 20/ Clevis 3/ 4.3.0 

Item Cart wheels hoopes & boxes ^5 . Chains £3 . 10 . 

horse Gears 2. '0.0 10.10.0 

Item Plains & Joynture 12/ files 2/ old Chisels 10/ old 

Iron 4/6 1 . 8.6 

Item Hammer 2/ hand saw 10/ Corn Seive 2/ flax 

brake 12/ 
Item Cattle & Swine 

Item Sadie 25/ pannel £2 . Loombes & Tackling £6 . 10 
Item his wearing apparell 

Item 2 y ds Broad Cloath £j . o . Books ^2.4.0 
Item a Bed with Beding ^17 .9 . an° Bed with Beding £8 
Item Linen yarne 20/ table Cloath 3/ puter £4. . 11 a 

table 7/ 
Item warming pan 12/ knive & forkes 2/6 Glass bottle 6/ 
Item Trays Dishes & mortars 23/ Trenchers 3/ old 

Casks 15/ 2.1.0 

Item Sifting trough 2/ wheels 18/ Kittle 10/ Skillet 5/ 

pot & pothooks 5/ 2.0.0 

Item frying pans 11/ Seives 3/6 tramle 14/ tongs & Slice 7/ 1 . 15 . 6 
Item Andirons 1 . 12/ Chairs 1.8.0 3 Chests £3 . 10 6.10.0 
Item 100 foot of Boards 14/ A Grindstone 1.4.0 1.18.0 

£ 9 o$ .0.6 
Ebenezer Fuller 
John Fuller 
Barnabas Tomson 

Plim° Ss, March 3 . 1745. The abovenamed Ebenezer 
Fuller John Fuller & Barnabas Tomson made Oath that the 
abovewritten is a Just & true apprizement of the Estate of M r 
John Drew late of Haliifax deceas'd according to their best 
Judgem ts 

Before me Th Croade Just of peace 

Plimouth Ss, May 15 . 1746 Sarah Drew Exec* made Oath 
that the Above Inventory Contains all the Estate of s d Dec d 
so far as She knows & that when She Shall know of more She'l 
Give it in 

Before me Jn° Cushing Judge of Prob t3 



I . 


6 . 


. 


01 . 


15 


. 


9 ■ 


15 


. 


5 • 


8 


. 


9 • 


4 


. 


25 • 


9 


. 


5 • 


1 


. 


1 . 





. 6 



nS Marshfield, Mass., Vital Records 



MARSHFIELD, MASS., VITAL RECORDS 

(Continued from Vol. IV, p. yo) 

Josiah the son of Isaac Winslow and Sarah his Wife was borne July 

the 27 : 1 701 being Lords Day 
John the son of Isaac Winslow and Sarah his Wife was borne May 

the 27 : 1703 being Wensday 
Penelope the Daughter of Isaac Winslow and Sarah his Wife was 

borne December the 21 : 1704 being Tursday 
Elizabeth the Daughter of Isaac Winslow and Sarah his wife was 

borne December the 13 : 1707 being Saterday 
Anna the Daughter of Isaac Winslow and Sarah his wife was borne 

January the 29 : 1709:10 being Lords Day 
Edward the son of Isaac Winslow and Sarah his wife was borne 

June the 7 : 17 14 being Munday 
William the son of Josiah ffoord and Sarah his wife Deceased Agust 

1696 
John Branch Deceased May the 17 : 17 n 
Remember Branch Deceased June the 2 : 171 1 
Elizabeth the Daughter of William Sherman and Desire his wife 

Deceased July . 1695 
Rebecka the Daughter of Thomas Howland and Mary his wife 

Deceased Aprill the n : 1702 
William Norcut Deceased Septembr the 18 : 1693 

[p. 26] Hannah the Daughter of John W 7 hite and Susanna his wife 

was borne March the 28 : 1702 
John the son of John White and Susanna his wife was borne August 

the 17 : 1704 
Abijah the son of John W r hite and Susanna his wife was borne 

October the 8 : 1706 
Sarah the Daughter of John White and Susanna his wife was borne 

May the 31 : 1 7 1 o 
Mercy the Daughter of m r John Kent and Sarah his wife was borne 

March the 18 : 17 n 
Elisha the son of m r John Kent and Sarah his wife was borne July 

the 22 : 17 12 
Nehemiah the son of Israeli Thomas and Bethiah his wife was borne 

July the 26 : 17 12 
Lemuell the son of Cornelius White and Hannah his wife was borne 

March the 24 : 1706 
Cornelius the son of Cornelius White and Hannah his wife was 

borne March the 9 : 1708 
Paule the son of Cornelius White and Hannah his wife was borne 

November the first : 1711 



Marskfield, A/ass., Vital Records 119 

Elizabeth the Daughter of William ffoord Jun r and Elizabeth his 

wife was [b]orne ffebuary the 27 : 1703 
John the son of Daniell White and Hannah his wife was borne 

Aprill the 26 1675 
Joseph the son of Daniell White and Hannah his wife was borne 

.March the first : 1 67 ^ 
Thomas the son of Daniell White and Hannah his wife was borne 

May the 8 : 1680 
Cornelius the son of Daniell White and Hannah his wife was borne 

March the 28 : 16S2 
Benjamin the son of Daniell White and Hannah his wife was borne 

October the 12 : 1684 
Eleazer the son of Daniell White and Hannah his wife was borne 

November th[e] S : 1686 
Ebenezer the son of Daniell White and Hannah his wife was borne 

August the 3\worn] 1691 
Mary and Abigale the Daughters of William Sherman and Mercy 

his wife were borne Jun[e] the 1 : 171 1 
Caleb the son of Anthony Eames Ju r a[nd] Elizabeth his wife was 

borne July i"jo\_wor?i] 
Joshua the son of Anthony Eames Jun and Eli[zabeth] his wife was 

borne November 1704 
Elizabeth the Daughter of Anthony E[ames] Jun r and Elizabeth his 

wife was borne \_uor71~] 1706 
Benjamin the son of Anthony Eames and Elizabeth his wife was 

borne Sep[worn\ 1709 
Ebenezer the son of Anthony Eames and Elizabeth his wife was 

borne \iuorn~\ the 20: 1 7 1 1 
Deborah the Daughter of Joseph \_worn~] and Elizabeth his wife was 

bom\_woni] the 7 : 17 12 

[p. 27] Otis the son of mr Isaac Little and Mary his wife was borne 

January the 29 : 1711 
Joanna the Daughter of Joseph Addams and Alice his wife was 

borne January the 6 : 1705 
Joseph Addames and Alice his wife had a son borne January the 12 

1706 
Abigale the Daughter of Joseph Addames and Alice his wife was 

borne September the 15 : 1709 
Joshua the son of Samuell Baker and Sarah his wife was borne 

September the 16 : 17 10 
Joseph the son of Joseph Waterman and [LJusannah his wife was 

borne June the \worn~\ 17 12 
[TJhomas the son of Anthony Waterman [an]d Elizabeth his wife 

was borne [Ap]rill the 29 : 17 10 
[7tw/z]eph the son of Anthony Waterman [and] Elizabeth his wife 

was borne January 3 : 17 n 
[z£wvz]lecent the Daughter of William \worn\ex and Elizabeth his 

wife Was [born]e November the 26 : 1707 



120 Marshfield, Mass., Vital Records 

\worn~\o\hy the son of Joseph Taylor and [warn]ienc was borne 

October the 6 \worn\ 
\worn~\a.s the son of Thomas ffoord and \wom~\ his wife was borne 

July the \7i'oni~\ 17 12 
Joseph Addams a Alice his Wife had a son deceased January the 12 : 

1706 
Rebecka the wife of John Sawyer decesed Aprill the 28 : 17 n 
mrs Sarah White Deceased January y e 22 : 171 1 
Elizabeth Eames the wife of Anthony Eames Jun r Deceased ffebuary 

the 18 : 17 1 1 
Hannah the wife of Joseph Rose Ju r Deceased September the 30 : 

1711 
Joseph Rose the son of Joseph Rose Jun r Deceased September the 

30 : 1711 
Hannah the wife of John Barker Deceased January the 30 : 17 13 
Anthony Waterman Deceased Aprill the 3 : 17 15 
Solomon Hewet Deceased December the 5 : 17 15 
Joseph Waterman Deceased November the 23 : 17 15 
Joseph the son of Joseph Waterman and Lusannah his wife Deceased 

March the 28 17 15 
Lidia the wife of Nathaniell Winslow Jun r Deceased Aprill the 8 : 

1716 
Ralph Norcut Deased December the 2 : 17 15 
Rachell the wife of James Macaul deceased December the 8 : 17 16 

[p. 28] ffobes the son of John Little and Constant his wife was 

borne march the 9 : 17 Jf 
John the son of John Little and Constant his wife was borne June 

the 30 : 1 7 14 
Thomas the son of John Little and Constant his wife was borne 

march the 23 : i7yf 
Ephraim the son of John Little and Constant his wife was borne 

Aprill the 15 : 17 18 
Thomas the son of John Little and Constant his wife was borne June 

the 16 : 1 7 19 
William the son of John Little and Constant his wife was borne 

August the 31 : 1720 
Anna the Daughter of John Little and Constant his wife was borne 

December the 29 : 1708 
Ruth the Daughter of John Little and Constant his wife was borne 

July the 10 : 17 10 
Mercy the Daughter of John Little and Constant his wife was borne 

November the 2 : 1 7 1 1 
Anna the Daughter of John Little and Constant his wife was borne 

January the 30 : 17 15 
[One]ssemus the son of Thomas Macumber & Johanna his wife was 

born the i[*] th of June 1720 

*The second figure is doubtful — possibly an "8." 



Marshfieldy Mass., Vital Records 12 1 

Johana the Daughter of Thomas Macumber & Johana his wife was 

born the 20 th of Aprill 1722 
John the son of John Taylor and Ann his wife was borne At Boston 

August the 30 : 1704 
Elizabeth the Daughter of John Taylor and Ann his wife was borne 

a Jemico November the 8 : 17 12 
William the son of John Taylor and Ann his wife was borne at 

Jemico May the 18 : 17 14 
Rebecka the Daughter of John Taylor and Ann his wife borne at 

Jemico ffebuary the 25 : 17 15 
Ann the Daughter of John Taylor and Ann his wife was borne at 

Jemico May the 14 : 17 iS 
Jeremiah the son of Benjamin Phillips Jun r and Ellanor his wife was 

borne November the 17 : 17 17 
Benjamin the son of Benjamin Phillips Jun r and Ellaner his wife was 

borne August the 3 : 17 19 
John the son of Benjamin Phillips Jun r and Ellenor his wife was 

borne September the 1 : 172 1 
William the son of John ffourd &: Hannah his wife was Aprill the 

12 th 1684 
Hannah the daughter of John fiord & hannah his wife was born 

July the 24 th 16S5 
Mercy the daughter of John fiord & Hannah his wife was born the 

14 th of October 1687 
Peleg the son of John fiord & Hannah his wife was Born the 10 th 

of may 1690 
Sarah the daughter of John fiord & Hannah his wife was born the 

14 of October 1692 
Ebenezer the son of Thomas Bourn & Deborah his wife was Born 

the 3 d of Aprill 1720 
Deborah the Daughter of Thorn [as] Bourn & Deborah his wife was 

born the 16 th of December ij2[worn'] 

[p. 29] Elizabeth the Daughter of John King and Rebecka his wife 

was borne may the 7 : 1720 
Ledia the Daughter of Gilbert Winslow and Mercy his wife was borne 

Aprill y e 25 : 1720 
Elizabeth the Daughter of Joseph White and Elizabeth his wife was 

borne January the 10 : 1720 
Mary the Daughter of John Dogget and Margery his wife was borne 

November the 14 : 1720 
Bethiah the Daughter of Isaac Walker and Bethiah his wife was 

borne January the 19 : 1720 
John the son of William Sherman and Mary his wife was borne July 

the 19 : 1720 
Lemuell the son of Elisha ffoord and Elizabeth was borne January 

the 20 : 1720 
Benjamin the son of Cornelius White and Hannah his wife was borne 

ffebuary the 4 : 1720 



122 Marshfield, Mass., Vital Records 

Samuel the son of William Clift and Lidia his wife was borne October 

the 22 : 1709 
Mary the Daughter of William Clift and Lidia his wife was borne 

July the 6 : 17 14 
William the son of William Clift Jun r and Juda his wife was borne 

December the 28 1720 
Mary the Daughter of Joshua Tilden and mar)- his wife was borne 

July the 7 : 1721 
Jerusha the Daughter the Daughter of Joseph Phillips and mercy his 

wife was borne July the 21 : 172 1 
Joshua the son of Samuell Baker and Sarah his wife was borne 

September the 16 : 17 11 
Sarah the Daughter of Samuell Baker and Sarah his wife was borne 

ffebuary the 25 : 17 13 
Elisha the son of Samuell Baker and Sarah his wife was borne July 

the 10 : 17 15 
Nehemiah Herington the son of Hezekiah Herrigton and Anna his 

wife was borne August the 29 : 17 14 
Hezekiah Herington the son of Hezekiah Herington and Anna his 

wife was borne Aprill the 19 : 17 17 
Hannah the Daughter of John Bourne and Abigale his wife was 

borne May the 2 : 1 7 1 9 
Caleb Tilden and Ledia his wife had a child borne Aprill the 7 : 

Mercy the Daughter of Caleb Tilden and Ledia his wife was borne 

September] the 8 : 17 16 
Caleb Tilden and Ledia his wife had a Daughter borne September 

y e 10 : 17 19 
Anthony the son of John Thomas and Ledia his wife was borne 

March the 25 : 1 7 1 9 
Rebecka the Daughter of John King an[d] Rebecka his wife was 

borne July the 25 : 1706 
Jerusha the Daughter of John King an[d] Rebecka his wife was 

borne June the i[ # ] 171 1 
Thomas the son of John King a Rebeckfa] his wife was borne July 

the 25 : 1713 
Elisha the son of John King and Rebecka his wife was borne August 

the 9 : 17 1 7 

(77? be continued) 
* There are indications of another figure on the worn edge of the leaf. 



Reports from State Societies 123 



REPORTS FROM STATE SOCIETIES 



MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY 

The Fifth Annual Forefathers' Day Service of the Massachusetts 
Society was held at the Arlington Street Church, Boston, on Sunday 
afternoon, December 18, 1904. The Elder of the Society, Rev. George 
Hodges, D.D., conducted the devotional exercises, and the pastor of the 
church, Rev. Paul Revere Frothingham, delivered the address. 

The forty-sixth meeting of the Society was held at the Hotel Ven- 
dome, Boston, on Thursday afternoon, January 26, 1905. Mr. Fred- 
erick W. Bliss, Chairman of the Entertainment Committee, presided. 
Rev. Albert H. Plumb, D.D., delivered an address, and there were songs 
by Miss Lois D. McCobb and piano selections by Miss Ruth Morse. 
The usual informal reception followed. 

The Ninth Annual Meeting of the Society was held at the Society's 
rooms, No. 53 Mt. Vernon St., Boston, on Tuesday afternoon, March 28, 
1905, with Deputy Governor Winslow Warren in the chair, and the 
following officers were elected for the year 1 905-1 906: 
Governor Charles A. Hopkins 

Deputy Governor Winslow Warren 
Captain James A. Ring 

Elder Rev. George Hodges, D.D. 

Secretary George Ernest Bowman 

Treasurer Nathaniel U. Walker 

Historian Stanley W. Smith 

Surgeon Brig. Gen. Charles H. Alden, M.D., U.S.A. (Retired) 

Assistants Morton Dexter, Francis Richmond Allen, Rev. Edward 

H. Rudd, Lorenzo D. Baker, Mrs. Edward E. Blod- 
gett, Edward H. Whorf, Miss Frances H. Tribou. 

Donations to the Library and Cabinet 

Engraving, " The Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers," from Mr. Fisher 
Ames. 

" Jabez Gorham," from the compiler, Mr. Frank W. Sprague. 

"John Hill of Dorchester, 1633, and Descendants," from Mr. Lew C. 
Hill. 

Genealogical and Historical works, 21 bound volumes and 43 pamphlets, 
from George Ernest Bowman. 

Literal Copies of all the Gravestone Inscriptions in the cemetery near 
the railroad station at Orleans, Mass., from Mr. Stanley W. Smith. [See 
page 77 of this issue.] 

Literal Copies of all the Gravestone Inscriptions in the old cemetery 
at Eastham, Mass., from Mr. Stanley W. Smith. 

A Literal Copy of a manuscript " Bill of Mortality in the South Parish 
of Eastham, 1772-1828," from Mr. Stanley W. Smith. 

Publications of the Sharon (Mass.) Historical Society, Number 1, 
April, 1904, from Mr. Eugene Tappan. 



124 Reports from State Societies 

"History and Manual of the Brewster (Mass.) Baptist Church," 1900, 
from Mrs. Walter H. Smith. 

" Records of the Court of Assistants, Colony of Massachusetts Bay, 
1630-1692, Vol. II, 1 630-1 644," from Mr. John Noble. 

"250 th Anniversary of the Settiement of Cambridge (Mass.)," from 
Mr. William L. Palmer. 

"Barnstable Celebration, 1639-1839," from Mr. Franklin Crocker. 

" Churchill Family in America," from the editor, Rev. George M. Bodge. 

"Seventeenth Report on Public Records, 1905," from Mr. Robert T. 
Swan, Record Commissioner of Massachusetts. 

Members Elected 
December 19, 1904. 

873. Frederick Nichols, Walpole, N. H., eighth from John Howland. 

874. Mrs. Cyrus Walker, San Francisco, Gal., ninth from Richard Warren. 

875. Mrs. Walter Howard Smith, Boston, tenth from William Brewster. 
January 16, 1905. 

876. Mrs. Albert Oliver Smith, Boston, ninth from Stephen Hopkins, 

eighth from Constance 2 Hopkins. 

877. Rev. Henry Bradford Washburn, Worcester, eighth from William 

Bradford. 

878. George Arthur Merrill, San Francisco, Cal., tenth from Thomas 

Rogers, ninth from Joseph 2 Rogers. 

879. Talbot Cyrus Walker, San Francisco, tenth from Richard Warren. 
February 20, 1905. 

880. Charles Francis Cutler, Boston, tenth from Stephen Hopkins, ninth 

from Constance 2 Hopkins. 

881. Henry Guy Carleton, Jacksonville, Fla., ninth from William Brewster. 

882. Miss Sylvia Clark, Derry, N. H., ninth from James Chilton, eighth 

from Mary 2 Chilton. 

883. Mrs. Daniel Lothrop, Concord, Mass., eighth from John Howland. 
March 20, 1905. 

884. Mrs. William Hall Wentworth, Cambridge, eighth from Degory 

Priest. 
885.. Charles Richmond Weld, LL.D., Boston, eighth from John Alden. 

886. Henry Edwards Scott, Medford, ninth from William Brewster. 

887. Frederick Woodbury Fosdick, Cambridge, tenth from William 

Brewster. 

888. Augustus Nickerson, Boston, tenth from William Brewster. 
March 28, 1905. 

889. Earl Cole Farrington, Chelsea, tenth from William Bradford. 

890. Hermon Washington Pratt, Chelsea, ninth from Stephen Hopkins, 

eighth from Constance 2 Hopkins. 

891. Mrs. Andrew Augustus Richmond, North Adams, eighth from 

Richard Warren. 

Supplemental Lines Accepted 

December, 1904. 

593. William F. Dyer, eighth from John Howland; ninth from John 
Howland. 

786. Dr. Genevieve Clark, eighth from George Soule. 

858. Frank A. Munsey, ninth from John Alden; ninth from William 
Brewster; tenth from William Brewster, ninth from Love 2 Brew- 
ster: tenth from Richard Warren. 



Reports from State Societies 125 

859. Elias P. Morton, seventh from John Alden ; eighth from Degory 

Priest; seventh from Myles Standish. 

January, 1905. 

855. Stanley W, Smith, tenth from Stephen Hopkins, ninth from Con- 
stance 2 Hopkins. 

February, 1905. 

853. Lew C. Hill, ninth from Richard Warren. 

March, 1905. 

451. Mrs. George A. Ward, tenth from John Billington, ninth from 
Francis' 2 Billington ; ninth from Francis Eaton, eighth from Sam- 
uel 2 Eaton; ninth from Dr. Samuel Fuller; ninth from Stephen 
Hopkins. 

855. Stanley W. Smith, tenth from Stephen Hopkins, ninth from 
Constance 2 Hopkins. 

860. Albert O. Smith, ninth from Stephen Hopkins, eighth from 

Constance 2 Hopkins. 



CONNECTICUT SOCIETY 

Members Elected 
September 16, 1904. 

236. Miss Jennie Loomis, Windsor, eighth from William Bradford. 
February 11, 1905. 

237. Albert McClellan Mathewson, New Haven, ninth from John Alden. 

238. Mrs. Freeman Lester Paine, Boone, Iowa, ninth from William 

Brewster. 

239. Charles Edward Thompson, Hartford, ninth from William Bradford. 

240. Daniel Gould Francis, West Hartford, eighth from William Bradford. 

241. Mrs. John Calvin Paulison, West Hartford, eighth from William 

Bradford. 

242. Mrs. Charles Clark Welch, Denver, Col., ninth from W T illiam 

Brewster. 

243. Miss Florence Truman, New Haven, eighth from William Brewster. 



PENNSYLVANIA SOCIETY 

Members Elected 
May 4, 1904. 

147. George Nelson Reynolds, Lancaster, seventh from William Bradford. 
November 2, 1904. 

148. Byron Barnes Horton, Sheffield, eighth from John Alden. 
December 7, 1904. 

149. Allen Gilman Mitchell, Pittsburgh, ninth from James Chilton, eighth 

from Mary 2 Chilton. 

150. Mrs. Francis Woolworth Edgar, Easton, eighth from William 

Brewster. 

Supplemental Line Accepted 
February, 1905. 
148. Byron B. Horton, eighth from Myles Standish. 



126 Reports from State Societies 

ILLINOIS SOCIETY 

Member Elected 
January 20, 1905. 

123. Mrs. Philo Foster Pettibone, Chicago, ninth from Edward Fuller, 
eighth from Samuel' 2 Fuller. 

Supplemental Lines Accepted 
February, 1905. 
82. Miss Cornelia B. Williams, eighth from Edward Fuller, seventh 

from Samuel 2 Fuller. 
84. Theron Royal Woodward, tenth from Stephen Hopkins, ninth from 
Constance 2 Hopkins. 
in. Levi H. Fuller, tenth from William Bradford. 



OHIO SOCIETY 



The following officers were elected at the Seventh Annual Meeting, 
held in Cincinnati November 21, 1904: 
Governor Herbert Jenney 

Deputy Governor Mrs. Frank J. Jones 
Captain William H. Doane 

Elder Rev. John Hugh Ely 

Secretary Miss Clara Chipman Newton 

Treasurer Henry C. Yergason 

Historian William H. Pabodie 

Surgeon Dr. Herman J. Groesbeck 

Assistants Mrs. Frank R. Ellis, Mrs. Henry M. Curtis, Mrs. 

George Hoadly, Jr., Mrs. Albert H. Chatfield, Charles 

D. Jones, Mrs. Ferdinand Welch. 

Member Elected 
December 16, 1904. 
60. Mrs. William Robert Todd, Cincinnati, ninth from Richard Warren. 



DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SOCIETY 

Members Elected 
January 24, 1905. 

171. Henry Billings Brown, Washington, eighth from John Howland. 
February 14, 1905. 

172. Ernest Almon Knight, Washington, ninth from William Bradford. 

173. Mrs. Nathaniel Asbury Jeffras, Washington, ninth from Stephen 

Hopkins, eighth from Constance 2 Hopkins. 

174. Miss Mary Bartlett Whiton, Washington, eighth from John Alden. 



WISCONSIN SOCIETY 

Member Elected 
February 13, 1905. 
58. John Case Taylor, Marinette, eighth from John Alden. 



Pilgrifti Notes and Queries \2J 

RHODE ISLAND SOCIETY 

Member Elected 
January 1 1, 1905. 
71. Sirs. Henry Richmond Chace, Providence, ninth from Richard 
Warren. 



MICHIGAN SOCIETY 

Members Elected 
December 7, 1904. 

42. George Alvin Loud, Au Sable, ninth from William Brewster. 

43. Mrs. Nathan Judson, Lansing, eighth from William Bradford. 



MAINE SOCIETY 
Members Elected 



December 17, 1904. 

55. Rev. John Carroll Perkins, Portland, ninth from Myles Standish. 
February 18, 1905. 

56. Edward Payson Ricker, South Poland, ninth from Isaac Allerton, 

eighth from Mary' 2 Allerton. 

57. Alvan Bolster Ricker, South Poland, ninth from Isaac Allerton, 

eighth from Mar)' 2 Allerton. 

58. Hiram Weston Ricker, South Poland, ninth from Isaac Allerton, 

eighth from Mary' 2 Allerton. 

59. Miss Sarah Little Ricker, South Poland, ninth from Isaac Allerton, 

eighth from Mar)-' 2 Allerton. 

60. Miss Janette Maria Ricker, South Poland, ninth from Isaac Allerton, 

eighth from Mar)- 2 Allerton. 



PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES 

Notes 

The Mayflower Marriage Records at Leyden and Amster- 
dam. Beginning with our next issue we shall present in each number a 
full-page half-tone reproduction of a portion of the records at Leyden and 
Amsterdam, showing the record of the marriage of one of the Mayflower 
Passengers. While in Leyden a few weeks since, Mr. Morton Dexter, 
at the request of the Editor, arranged for the photographing of these 
records, at the expense of the Foreign Research Fund, and personally 
supervised the work, making a special trip to Amsterdam to get the record 
there which shows the autographs of William Bradford and Dorothy May. 
Mr. Dexter has also kindly furnished us with copies of the Dutch entries 
and with translations, both of which will be printed with the illustrations. 

Every known record of the marriage of a Mayflower Passenger in 
Holland is included in this series, which will doubtiess prove of the 
greatest interest to our readers. 



128 Pilgrim Notes and Queries 

Eaton-Crossman-Bumpus. Samuel' 2 Eaton's widow Martha mar- 
ried, second, soon after 7 December, 1687, Robert Crossman of Taunton. 
She was then living at Bristol, possibly with her daughter Sarah, who 
had married Philip Bumpus. The records proving these marriages will 
be printed in an early issue of this magazine. The discovery of these 
two marriages encourages us to hope that eventually we may learn the 

surname of Samuel- Eaton's first wife, Elizabeth , and the given names 

of her married daughters, also the names of their husbands. [See Vol. II, 
p. 172.] 

Halifax, Mass., Vital Records. At the time of writing this note 
we need about $150 more to cover the expense of publishing the Halifax 
Vital Records. It is estimated that the book will contain about 200 pages, 
and the price has been fixed at 52.00 per copy, postage prepaid. A con- 
siderable portion of the book is already in type and it is hoped that the 
amount needed to complete the work will be received very soon, either in 
gifts or in advance subscriptions for copies of the book. 

Old Colony Town Record Fund. (To be used in printing literal 
copies of records of Plymouth County towns.) Contributions received : 
Mr. Edward T. Barker, $2.00 ; Mrs. Henry F. Dimock, Si 0.00 : Mrs. Ira H. 
Evans, $25.00; Mr. Frank F. Stanley, $5.00; Mrs. Cyrus Walker, £50.00. 

Cape Cod Town Record Fund. (To be used in printing literal 
copies of records of Barnstable County towns.) Contributions received : 
Mr. Sidney B. Gifford, 510.00; Mr. Theodore S. Lazell, 55.00; Miss 
Frances H. Tribou, $1.00. 

Colonial Research Fund. Contribution received: Brig. Gen. 
Charles H. Alden, M.D., U.S.A. (Retired), 510.00. 

Queries 

[SPECIAL NOTICE. Queries will be accepted which relate to any person or 
family in the territory included in Plymouth. Barnstable and Bristol Counties, or 
to any descendants of the Mayflower Passengers wherever located. 

.Members of the Massachusetts Society, Contributors to its Funds for Publication 
and Research, and Subscribers to M The Mayflower Descendant''' may insert a 
liniited number of queries without charge. 

Any one not included in the three classes mentioned may insert queries of thirty 
words or less, on payment [strictly in advance) of twenty-five cents for each query. 
An extra charge of ten cents will be made for each additional ten -words or fraction 
of ten words.] 

55. Hopkins. Who were the parents of Lydia , the widow of the 

Stephen Hopkins who died at Harwich in June or July, 1749 '■ S. C. 

56. Hopkins. Who were the parents of Hannah , the widow of 

the Moses Hopkins who died, probably at Harwich, about 1766 ? S. C. 

57. Hathaway-Randall. Who were the ancestors of Phebe Hath- 
away who married Samuel Randall, 16 February, i?45 ? Both were of 
Rochester, Mass. E. C. 

58. Corsser-Cushman. What was the native place, and who were 
the parents of Fear Corsser who married Samuel Cushman, 8 December, 
1709, at Plympton, Mass. [See Vol. II, p. 235.] E. B. L. 

59. Ellis-Griffith. Mary Ellis of W T areham, Mass., was married 
to Ephraim Griffith of Rochester, by Rowland Thatcher, on 10 February, 
1737. Whose daughter was she? M. L. H. 



The Mayflower Descendant, Vol. VII 



Plate III 






1/1 



7 









^ 



-1 






ft* J. 



S "S_ .. . j i 1 . j > .t 7 






m 



(^J^OAr-iS— (YlZa^n'M £**jp9~£*>TrJh, 




MARRIAGE RECORD OF DEGORY PRIEST AND ISAAC ALLERTON 



HpS? Mayflower 

Descendant 



Vol. VII JULY, J905 No. 3 



THE MAYFLOWER MARRIAGE RECORDS AT 
LEYDEN AND AMSTERDAM 

During the month of February, 1905, the Massachusetts 
Society's former Governor, Mr. Morton Dexter, at the request 
of the Editor of this magazine personally supervised the photo- 
graphing of all the marriage records of Mayflower Passengers 
which have been found at Leyden and Amsterdam. Mr. 
Dexter has also furnished us with the copies of the Dutch 
entries and with the English translations. 

The marriage records which have been found are as follows : 
Isaac Allerton's first marriage ; William Bradford's first mar- 
riage (both Leyden and Amsterdam records photographed) ; 
Francis Cooke's ; Dr. Samuel Fuller's second and third mar- 
riages; Degory Priest's; William White's; Edward Winslow's 
first marriage. We shall reproduce at least one of these 
records, with a copy of the Dutch entry and its translation, 
in each issue until all have been printed. 

I. DEGORY PRIEST AND ISAAC ALLERTON 

Perhaps the most interesting record is that of a double 
marriage at Leyden, of Degory Priest to the widow Sarah 
(Allerton) Vincent and of the latter's brother, Isaac Allerton, 
to Mary Norris, which forms the subject of our illustration.* 

The banns of these two couples were published on the same 
days, Saturday, 8, 15 and 22 October, 16 n, and they were 
married on Friday, 4 November, 161 i.f 

Sarah (Allerton) Vincent was Isaac Allerton's sister. After 

* Leyden Records, Echt Eook B., folio 4. 

t All of these dates are in " New Style," adopted by the Dutch in 1583. 

129 



130 The Mayflower Marriage Records 

the death of Degory Priest she married, for her third husband, 
Godbert Godbertson, whose first marriage was recorded on the 
same page with Dr. Samuel Fuller's third marriage and will be 
shown in the reproduction of the latter. 

[The Dutch Entries] 

t j e de 8.10 161 1 Diggorie Freest Jongman van Londe In 

t ij e de 15 . 10 . 161 1 Engelant Vergeselschapt vergeselchapt 

t iij e de 22 . 10 . 1611 met William Leesle & Samuel Fuller 

zyn getrout voor Willem zyn bekende 

Corsn Tybault & Jacob met 

Paedts Schepene Sarah Vincent mede van Londe in 

Dezen iiij e Novembris 161 r Engelant wedue van Jan Vincent 

Vergeselschapt met Jannetge Diggens 
& Rasemyn Gipsyn haer bekende 

t j e de 8 . 10 . 161 1 Isaack Allerton Jongman van Londe 

t ij e de 15 . 10 . 161 1 In Engelant vergeselschapt met Ed- 

t iij e de 22 . 10 . 161 1 ward Southward Richard Mastefson & 

zyn getrout voor Willem Ranulphe Thickins zyn bekende 
Cornelison Tybault & met 

Jacob Paedts Schepene Marie Norris Jonge dochter van Nu- 

Dese iiij e Novembris bere In Engelant Vergeselschapt met 

xvi e elfte Anne Fuller & Dille Carpenter haer 

bekenden 

[The English Translations] 

Degory Priest, unmarried man, from London, in England, 
accompanied by William Lisle and Samuel Fuller, his acquaint- 
ances, with Sarah Vincent, also from London, in England, 
widow of John Vincent, accompanied by Jane Thickins and 
Rosamond Jepson, her acquaintances. 

They were married before William Cornelison Tybault and 
Jacob Paedts, sheriffs, this 4 th November, 161 1.* 

Isaac Allerton, unmarried man, from London, in England, 
accompanied by Edward Southworth, Richard Masterson & 
Randall Thickins, his acquaintances, with Mary Norris, single 
woman, from Newbury, in England, accompanied by Anne 
Fuller and Dille (Priscilla?) Carpenter, her acquaintances. 

They were married before William Cornelison Tybault and 
Jacob Paedts, sheriffs, this 4 th November, 161 1.* 

*The entries "t je de 8 . 10 . 161 1 " &c. refer to the first, second and third 
dates of publication of the banns. 



Marshfieldy Mass., Vital Records 13 1 



MARSHFIELD, MASS., VITAL RECORDS 

{Contititied from page 122) 

[p. 30] The persons under written were married by the Reverend mr 

James Gardner 
Joseph Thomas and Lidia Winslow were married December the 10 : 

1718 
Richard Lowden and Elizabeth ftoord were married December the 

..:i 7 i8 

Suball Tinkcom and Priscilla Childs were married December the 17 : 

1718 
William Carver and Elizabeth Rouse were married January the 28 : 

I7 is 
1 / 1 9 

James Thomas and Deborah Sherman were married ffebuary the 

12 : 17JI 
John Kent and Bathsheba Dogget were married September the 17 : 

1719 

[p. 31] The persons underwritten w r ere married by the Reverend mr 

James Gardner 
Gorge Bourne and Elizabeth Chandler were married may the 21 : 

Nathaniell Torry and Hannah Tilden were married November the 

26 : 1713 
Nathan Thomas and Alice Baker were married March the 4 : 17 13 
Thomas Bourne and Deborah Trasey were married Aprill the 5 : 17 14 
Caleb Tilden and Lidia Hewet were married May the 26 : 17 14 
Jonathan Crooker and Sarah Allen were married november the n : 

1714 
Benjamin White and ffaith Oaksman were married December y e 2 : 

1714 
John Thomas and Lidia Waterman were married December the 23 : 

1714 
John Tilden and Susanah ffoord were married January the 13 : 17 14 
Robert Decrow and Susanah Tilden were married December the 

20 : 1716 
Nathan Thomas and Abiah Snow were married January the 2 : 1 7 } 9 
Benjamin Phillips Jun r and Ellenor Baker were married January the 

17 • n\% 

Arthur Low and Elizabeth Crooker were married January the 24 : 

im 

Phillip Dellano and Elizabeth Dingley * were married January the 
3i ? *7tt 
* " Dellano " was first written, but was crossed out and " Dingley " interlined 
in the same hand. 



132 Marshfield, Mass., Vital Records 

James Sprague and Hannah Black were married November the 19 : 

1717 
Jonathan Allden and Elizabeth Waterman were married January y e 

James Macaul and Hannah Green were married January y e 28 : 17}! 
Thomas Standish and Mary Carver were married January the 20 : 

I7H 
Ebenezer Mahurin and Bathsheba Joyce were married December the 

12 : 1718 
The persons underwrit we [re] married by the Reverend mr James 

Gardnefr] 
Joseph Waterman and Lusannah Snow were married June the 16 : 

1709 
John Porter and Margaret ffoord were married December y e 6 : 1709 
John Carver and [*] Rogers were married December the 22 : 1709 
John Allen and Sarah Dogget were married January the 12 17 10 
John Phillips and Patience Stephens were married ffebuary the 16 : 

1710 
Samuell Dogget and Bethiah Waterman were married ffebuary the 

20 : 1710 
John Holmes and Joanna Sprague were married May the 11 : 17 10 
Joseph Phillips and Mercy Eames were married July the 19 : 171 1 
James Macaull and Rachell Turner were married November the 1 5 : 

1711 
William Carver and Abigale Branch were married ffebuary y e 2S : 

I /T2 
John Sherman and Sarah Baker w r ere married March the 26 : 1712 
[*] Thorp and Sarah Silvester were married May the 26 : 17 12 
David Sampson and Mary Chaffin were married June the 5 : 17 12 
Ellezer White and Mary Dogget were married September y e 29 : 17 12 
Hezekiah Hereden and Anna Tranter were married November the 

10 : 17 12 
Ephraim Norcut and Elizabeth Bonn[ey] were married January y e 

30 : *7H 
Joseph Lapham and Hannah Eames were married ffebuary the 5 : 

I7H 

Elnathan ffish and Sarah Dingley were married ffebuary the 25 : 

Ebenezer White and Hanna Dogg[et] were married March y e 9 : 
?7« 

[p. 32] Patience the Daughter of John Jones Jun r and Ellenor his 

wife was borne November the 29 : 1698 
John the son of John Jones and Ellenor his wife was born July the 

20 : 1 701 
ffaith the Daughter of John Jones and Ellenor his wife was borne 

January the 26 : 1704 
* The given name was not entered. 



Marshfield, Mass., Vital Records 133 

Ellenor the Daughter of John Jones and Ellenor his wife was borne 

May the 6 : 1706 
Anna the Daughter of John Jones and Ellenor his wife was borne 

January 30 : 170S 
Ellenor the Daughter of John Jones and Ellenor his wife was borne 

Aprill the 17 : 17 10 
Nathaniel} the son of John Jones and Ellenor his wife was borne 

May the 5 : 17 13 
Joseph the son of John Jones and Ellenor his wife was borne August 

the 27 : 1 7 15 
Ruth the Daughter of Nathan iell Winslow Jun r and Deborah his 

wife was born December the 30 : 17 18 
Jane the Daughter of Israeli Thomas and Bethiah his wife was borne 

December the 31 : 17 18 
Bonney the son of Ephraim Norcut and Elizabeth his wife was borne 

October the 7 : 17 iS 
Abraham the son of Isaac Walker and Bethiah his wife was borne 

ffebuuary the 6 : 17J-I 
Ebenezer the son of James ffoord and Hannah his wife was borne 

May the 16 : 17 19 
[z^r/jjusanah the Daughter of Winter Hewet [a]nd Hannah his 

wife was borne July the 4 : 17 13 
Mr William Thomas Deceased March the 31 : 17 18 
Nathaniell Thomas Esqr Deceased October the 22 : 17 18 
Samuell Thomas Deceased September the 2 : 1720 being in y e 65 

year of his age 
Deacon William ffoord Deceased ffebuary the 7 : 172 1 

[p. 2>Z\ Mary Childs deceased Aprill the 10 : 17 15 

Grace the Daughter of Joseph Childs and Elizabeth his wife deceased 
Aprill the 22:1716 

Joseph Childs Deceased March the n : 17]-^ 

Joseph Childs the son of Joseph Childs and Elizabeth his wife De- 
ceased June the 14 : 17 18 

Ellenor the Daughter of John Jones and Ellenor his wife Deceased 
June the 22 : 1706 

John Rogers Deceased May th 7 : 17 17 in the 85 year of his age 

Elizabeth Dingley Deceased March the 30 : 17 18 

Rebecka the Daughter of Samuell Baker and Sarah his wife De- 
ceased Aprill the 2 * : 17 15 

Laurance Cane and Elizabeth Childs were married July the 31 : 17 18 
by Isaac Winslow 

John Jones and Ellenor Winslow were Married ffebuary 17 : 169S 

Joseph Dellano and Hannah Arnold Widdow both of Duxborough 
were married October the 16 : 17 14 by nathaniell Thomas 
• Justice of Peace 

* Possibly this should be " 20," but apparently an attempt was made to cross 
out the " o " in the same ink. 



134 Mars lift eld, Mass., Vital Records 

[P* 34] William the son of John Winslow and Mary his wife was 

borne December the 5 17 13 
Elizabeth * the Daughter of Thomas Macumber and Joannah his 

wife was borne Febuary the 22 : 17 15 
Thomas the son of Thomas Macumber and Joanna his wife was 

borne Aprill the 28 : 17 10 
Joseph the son of M r John Kent and Sarah his wife was borne 

December the 6 : 17 17 
Benjamin the son of Gilbert Winslow a[nd] Mercy his wife was 

borne August the 28 : 171 7 
Lidia the Daughter of Thomas floord and Ruth his wife was borne 

June the 2 : 17 16 
Amos the son of Thomas floord and Ruth his wife was borne June 

the 8 : 17 14 
Deborah the Daughter of Israeli Thomas and Bethiah his wife was 

borne Aprill the 28 : 17 18 
Desire the Daughter of Alexander [St]andish and Desire his wife 

was borne May the 5 : 16S9 
Thomas the son of Alexander Standish and Desire his wife was 

borne January the 29 : 1690 
Ichabod the son of Alexander [Stajndish and Desire his wife was 

[bor]ne June the 10 : 1693 
Desire the Daughter of ffrancis Crooker and Mary his wife was 

borne november f the 3 : 17 15 
ffrancis the son of ffrancis Crooker and mary his wife was borne 

June 2 : 1718 
Joshua the son of John Barker and Bethiah his wife was borne 

September the 26 : 17 15 
Obediah the son of Ebenezer White and Hannah his wife was borne 

March the 27 : 17 16 
Rebecka the Daughter of Ebenezer White and Hannah his wife was 

borne November the 17 : 17 18 
Kenelm the son of Kenelm Winslow and Abigale his wife was borne 

November the 5 : 17 16 
Elenor the Daughter of Kenelm Winslow and Abigale his wife was 

borne June the 17 : 17 18 
Nehemiah the son of Elleazer White and Mary his wife was borne 

January the 14 : 17 12 
Peregrine the son of Elleazer White and Mary his wife was borne 

September the 18 : 17 15 
Elleazer the son of Elleazer White and Mary his wife was borne 

March the 8 : 17-J § 
Bethiah the Daughter of Thomas Rogers and Bethiah his wife was 

borne September the 29 : 17 17 
Thomas the son of Thomas Bourne and Deborah his wife was borne 

June the 11 : 1716 
* " Sarah "was crossed out and " Elizabeth " interlined in the same hand, 
t "October" was crossed out and " november " interlined in the same hand. 
(To be continued} 



The Estate of CapU Edward, Church 135 



THE ESTATE OF CAPT. EDWARD CHURCH * 

Transcribed from the Original Records, 
By George Ernest Bowman 

Capt. Edward Church of Bristol was the son of Col. 
Benjamin Church, the settlement of whose estate was printed 
in our April issue, and the great-grandson of Richard Warren 
of the Mayflower. He died intestate, probably not long before 
19 December, 1706, the day his inventory was taken. Martha 
(Brenton) Church, his widow, was appointed administratrix on 
7 April, 1707, but her appointment was not recorded until 
February, 1 720/1, when it was entered in the third volume of 
the Bristol County Probate Records, on page 207. The reason 
for this long delay and for the failure to record the inventory 
is not apparent. It is evident that when Col. Benjamin's estate 
was being settled it became necessary for Edward's widow to 
put on record the fact that she, as administratrix, had the 
authority to receive her deceased husband's share of his father's 
property, hence the entry in 1721. 

The original inventory and the bond of the administratrix 
are in the files. 



[Letter of Administration] 

[p. 207] Bristol Ss Nath u Byfeild Esq r Duly Appointed & Com- 
missioned to be Judge of Probate of wills & granting of letters 
of Administration Within the County of Bristol : To m rs Martha 
Church widow Relict of m r Edward Church Late of Bristol in 
the County of Bristol decesed Trusting in Your Care and 
fidelitie I Commit unto you full power to Administer all 
and singiiler the goods Chattels Rights & Credits of the sd 
decesd and well and faithfully to dispose of the Same and to 
ask gather Levy Recover and receive of all and Every person 
and persons all Such goods Chattels and Estate of the sd 
decesd which to him while he lived and at the time of his death 
did appertaine and to pay all Such debts in which the sd decesd 
stood bound So far as his goods Chattels Rights and Credits 
can Extend according to the Value theareof. and also to make 
a true & perfect Inventory of all and singuler the goods 

* Printed in full at the request of a liberal contributor to the Old Colony 
Town Record Fund. 



136 The Estate of Ccipt. Edivard Church 

Chattels Rights and Credits of the sd decesed and the Same 
to Exhibit into the Registers Office for and within the County 
aforesd at or before the Tenth day of May Next. And also to 
Render a true & plain Account of your Administration & 
Doings thereon at or before the Tenth day of May Which will 
be in the year of our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred and 
Eight : and I do Appoint Authorize & Ordaine you Martha 
Church administratrix of all and singuler the goods Chattels 
Credits and Estate left by the sd decesed In Testimonie 
whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and the Seal of s d Office 
this Second day of April in the sixth year of her Maj tes Reign 
Annoq e domi 1707 

John Cary Reg r N Byfeild 

Entered february \j\\ by John Cary Reg r 

[Bond of Administratrix] 

The original bond of the administratrix is in the probate 
files. It is on a printed form and is dated 2 April, 1707. 
"Martha Church widow Relict of Edward Church late of 
Bristoll in the County of Bristoll Deceased and Samuel Gallap 
& Constant Church both of Bristoll " were the principal and 
sureties. The amount of the bond was ^1200. 

The witnesses were Jared Talbut and John Cary. 

[Capt. Edward Church's Inventory] 

an Inventary Taken by us Whose names are hereunto sub- 
scribed this 19 th day of December 1706 of the Estate Left by 
Cap 1 Edward Church Late of Bristoll Deseced : both Real & 
personall is as followeth 
Imprimis a farme in Bristoll About two hundred acres 

more or Less 600 00 00 

a bit of Land at y e corner of Coll : Churches orchard 

being y e southest corner being 4 Rod one way & 

75 foot the other way & a cominage 
a Silver Tankerd & 6 Silver Spons 
a Locking Glas 
a Bed & Curtens & Bolster 
5 Sheets 3 pound 3 Table Cloths 7 Napkins 2-12-0 

in all 005 12 00 

4 towels & other Small Lining 3 child blankits & 4 

pillobers 004 12 00 

a Bras Kittle & Warming pan & 2 Skillits & a Bras 

candilstick 004 10 00 

puter & tin & Earthen Ware al at 003 15 00 



026 


00 


00 


01 1 


!7 


00 


OOI 


10 


00 


008 


00 


00 



CJiatJiam, Mass., Vital Records 137 

5 napkins more <Sc a Small Table cloth 000 10 00 

his waring close 004 00 00 

a small case with Som Small Bottles & a case of forks 000 10 00 

12 Lether chairs & 12 other Chairs 008 o\ 00 

2 Tables & an old Cubard 001 oo 00 

2 Lost* bedsteds 001 10 00 

3 andions & a Pair of Tongues & fireshovel & Grid- 

iorn & tramill 001 10 00 

a Iron Kittle & frying P an & Driping pan 000 18 00 

a Chist & Trays & old trunk 000 10 00 

a Lether Trunck 000 10 00 

a Silver hilted Sword & I very heded Cain 005 00 00 
one bed & Bolster & Rug & Blankit & 3 Sheets & a 

Silver Spoon 004 00 00 

694 18 00 
Sam 11 Gallap 
Sam 11 Little 
Aprill the second day . 1707 

Then came and Appeared m 13 Marth Church widow Relict 
of m r Edward Church late of Bristoll in the County of Bristoll 
Decease before the Hon rble Nathaniel Byfield Esq r Judge of 
Probate of wills &c within the County of Bristoll aforesd And 
made Oath that the Inventory above written doth Contayn the 
whole of the Estate her late Husband dyed seized of to the best 
of her Knowledge & when she knowes of any more she will 
Reveale it that it may be herewith Recorded 

N Bvfleld 



CHATHAM, MASS., VITAL RECORDS 

(Continued from Vol. V, p. 14J) 

[Vol II, p. 7] June 12 th 1749 M r James Knowles of Chatham and 
M rs Ruth Mayo of Eastham have had their Intentions of 
Marriage Each to th other Published In Chatham as the Law 
Directs P r James Covel Town Clerk 

September 25th 1749 Ebenezer Paine juner of Chatham and Susan- 
nah Hall of Yarmouth have had their Intentions of Marriage 
Each to th other Published In Chatham as the Law Directs 
P r me James Covel Town Clerk 

September 25 th 1749 James Nickerson and Mahatable Covel juner 
Both of Chatham have had their Intentions of Marriage Each to 
the other Published In Chatham as the Law Directs P r me 
James Covel Town Clerk 
*Sic. 



13S Chatham, Mass., Vital Records 

October 9 th 1749 Joseph Robbens of Yarmouth and Rose Covel of 
Chatham have had their Intentions of Marriage Each to th 
other Published In Chatham as the Law Directs P r James Covel 
Town Clerk 

October 16 th : 1749 Richard Cole of Newport in Rhod Island and 
Susannah Godfrey of Chatham have had their Intentions of 
Marriage Each to the other Published in Chatham as the Law 
Directs pr James Covel Town Clerk 

October 23 : 1749 mr John Dune of Barnstable and mrs Desire 
Gallups of Chatham have had their Intentions of marriage Each 
to th other published In Chatham as the Law Directs pr James 
Covel Town Clerk 

M r Nehemiah Doane and Hope Sears Both of Chatham Have had 
their Intentions of Marriage Each to th other Published in 
Chatham as the Law Directs November 27 th 1749 pr James 
Covel Town Clerk 

Joseph Wing Juner of Harwich and Experiance Hopkins of Chatham 
have had their Intentions of Marriage Each to th other Published 
In Chatham Agreable to Law : January 8 th 1749 P r James Covel 
Town Clerk 

[p. 8] John Slator a Resident In Chatham and Hannah Hawes of 
Chatham have had their Intentions of marriage Each to th other 
Published in Chatham agreable to Law February 12 th 1749 P r 
James Covel Town Clerk 

May 5 th 1750 Thomas Freeman juner of Harwich and Esther Rider 
of Chatham had their Intentions of Marriage Each to the other 
Posted in Chatham P r James Covel Town Clerk 

July 7 th 1750 Hezekiah Doane of Eastham and Elisabeth Crowel of 
Chatham had their Intentions of Marriage Each to the other 
published In Chatham P r James Covel Town Clerk 

July 14 th 1750 Nathaniel Ewer Jun r of Barnstable and Drusilla Covel 
of Chatham had their Intentions of Marriage Each to th other 
Published In Chatham P r James Covel Town Clerk 

July 21 : 1750 Daniel Hamilton of Chatham and Sarah Lewes of 
Harwich had their Intentions of Marriage Each to th other 
Entred In Chatham with me James Covel Town Clerk 

October 7 th 1750 Then Prence Nickerson of Chatham and Lydia 
Cahoon of Eastham had their Intentions of marriage Each to the 
other Entred at Chatham with me James Covel Town Cierk 

October 13 : 1750 Richard Godfrey and AZuba Coilings Both of 
Chatham had their Intentions of Marriage Each to the other 
Entred at Chatham with me James Covel Town Clerk 

October 27 th 1750 Then Samuel Smith Jun r and Zeruiah Hamilton 
Both of Chatham had their Intentions of marriage Each to th 
Entred at Chatham with me James Covel Town Clerk 

November 3 : 1750 Then Joseph Eldredge and Martha Sears Both of 
Chatham had their Intentions of Marriage Each to th other 
Entred at Chatham with me James Covel Town Clerk 



Chatham, Mass., Vital Records 139 

March 12th 1750 Then Reuben Collings and Zeruiah Rider both of 
Chatham had their Intentions of marriage P^ach to th other 
Entred with me In Chatham James Covel Town Clerk 

July 5th 1 75 1 Then mr Thomos Nickerson & mrs Sarah Crowel both 
of Chatham had their Intentions of marriage Entred in Chatham 
P r me James Covel Town Clerk 

August 3 rd 1 751 : the Intentions of marrige between Judah Roggers 
of Harwich and Elisabeth Nickerson widow of Chatham was 
Entred in order for publishment at Chatham with James Covel 
Town Clerk 

[p. 51] Nathan Nickerson was married to Abigail Eldredge at 
Chatham May 17 th 1749 by the Reverand M r Stephen Emery 
minister in Chatham as pr Certificate under the hand of the said 
M r Emery to me James Covel Town Clerk 

November 9 th 1749 the Marriag Covenant was solemnised at Chatham 
between James Nickerson and Mehatabel Covel Ju r Both of 
Chatham before Thomos Winslow Justice Peace Attests James 
Covel Town Clerk 

September 7 th 1749 Nathaniel Hamilton and Mehatable Godfrey Both 
of Chatham was married at Chatham by the Reverand M r 
Stephen Emery Minister at Chatham Entred pr James Covel 
Town Clerk 

October 20th 1749 Richard Cole and Susanna Godfrey was Married 
at Chatham by the Rever d M r Stephen Emery Minister at 
Chatham Entred pr James Covel Town Clerk 

October 26th 1749 John Dune and Desire Gallups was Married 
at Chatham by the Reverand M r Stephen Emery minister at 
Chatham Entred pr James Covel Town Clerk 

January n : 1749 Nehemiah Doane was married to Hope Sears Both 
of Chatham by the Rever nd M r Stephen Emery minister of the 
Gospel at Chatham Entred pr James Covel Town Clerk 

February 21 : 1749 John Slator a Residant in Chatham was Married 
to Hannah Hawes of Chatham by the Reverend mr Stephen 
Emery minister of the Gospel at Chatham Entred pr James 
Covel Town Clerk 

February 22 : 1749 Joseph Wing Jun r of Harwich was married to 
Experiance Hopkins of Chatham by the Reverand mr Stephen 
Emery minister of the Gospel at Chatham Entred pr James 
Covel Town Clerk 

April 25 th 1750 I Returned a List of all the foregoing marriages to 
the Clerk of the peace &c James Covel Clerk 

[p. 53] October 18th AD 1750 The Marriage Covenant was Solem- 
nized between Nathaniel Ewer ju r of Barnstable and Drusilla 
Covel of Chatham before Thomos Winslow Justice of Peace as 
Apears pr Certificate under the Hand of said Justice to me 
James Covel Town Clerk 



140 Chatham, Mass., Vital Records 

October 25th : 1750 the Marriage Covenant was Solemnized between 
Hesekiah Doane of Eastham and Elisabeth Crowel of Chatham 
before the Reverand Stephen Emery miriistr of the Gospel in 
Chatham 

January 3 rd 1750 the marriage Covenant was Solemnized between 
Samuel Smith Jun r and Zeruiah Hamilton both of Chatham 
before the Rever d m r Stephen Emery minister of the Gospel In 
Chatham 

January 10 th 1750 the marriage Covenant was solemnized between 
Richard Godfrey & Azubah Collings both of Chatham before the 
Rever d mr Stephen Emery Minister of the Gospel In Chatham 

January 17th 1750 the marriage Covenant was solemnized between 
Thomas Freeman jr of Harwich & Esther Rider of Chatham 
before the Rever d mr Stephen Emery Minister of the Gospel in 
Chatham 

March 22 : 1750 the marriage Covenant was solemnized between 
Joseph Eldredge & Martha Sears both of Chatham before the 
Rever d mr Stephen Emery Minister of the Gospel in Chatham 

July 11 th 1 75 1 the marriage Covenant was solemnized between 
Reuben Collings and Zeruiah Rider both of Chatham before the 
Reveren d M r Stephen Emery minister of the Gospel in Chatham 

the six foregoing marriages ware Entred on Record by a certificate 
under the hand of the Reverand mr Stephen Emery the 13 th of 
July : 1 75 1 pr James Covel Town Clerk 

Barnstable ss July 19th 1751 then was Returned a List of the solem- 
nizing of the seven forgoing marriages to the Clerk of the sessions 
of the peace for said County : per James Covel Town Clerk 

[p. 54] December 29 th 1755 the marriage Covenant was solemnized 
at Chatham between Samuel Harding and Sarah Harding both 
of Chatham before the Reverend mr Stephen Emery minister of 
the Gospel at Chatham Entred pr account from sd mr Emery 
may 10 th 1759 P r James Covel Town Clerk 

[p. 55] Thomas Nickrson of Chatham y e Third and marcy Nickrson 
v/as marrid apriel the 18 th 1752 at Chatham by the Reverand mr 
Stephen Emery a minester of the Gospel in Chatham as apears 
by sartifycat from y e said mr Emery to me Paul Sears Town 
Clerk 

Solomon Eldridg and Daty Nickrson both of Chatham was married 
Each to the other y e 25 day of apriel 1752 by the Reverd mr 
Stephen Emery as apears by sartificat from y e sd mr Emery to 
me Paul Sears Town Clerk 

Archilous Smith and Elizabath Nickrson both of Chatham was 
married July y e 16 th 1752 by the Reverand mr Stephen Emery 
as apears by sartificat from y e sd mr Emery to me Paul Sears 
Town Clerk 



Chatham, Mass., Vital Records 141 

Heman Kenny and mercy Nickrson both of Chatham was marred 
Each to y e other august y e 25 th 1752 by the Re ve rand mr 
Stephn Emery as apears by sartificat from the said mr Stephen 
Emery to me Paul Sears Town Clerk 

Jonathan Smith and Jane Hamelton both of Chatham was married 
Each to other Novmber y e 9 th 1752 by the Reverand mr Stephen 
Emery as apears by sartificat from the said mr Stephn Emery 
to me Paul Sears Town Clerk 

John Kenny and Elizabath Nickrson both of Chatham was married 
Each to y e other Novber y e 16 th 1752 by the Reverand mr 
Stephen Emery as apears by scartifycat from ye said mr Stephen 
Emery to me Paul Sears Town Clerk 

Zephaniah Eldridg and Phebe Eldridg both of Chatham was married 
Each to y e other November y e 29 th 1752 by y e Reverand mr 
Stephen Emery as apears by sartifycat from y e said mr Emery to 
me Paul Sears Town Clerk 

John Reynolds a stranger then Resident in Chatham and Thankfull 
Godfry of Chatham was married Each to the other Febuary y e 
20 th 1753 by the Reverand mr Stephen Emery as apears by 
sartifycat from y e said mr Emery to me Paul Sears Town 
Clerk 

Timothy Riordan a stranger then Residant in Chatham and Deborah 
Godfry of Chatham was married Each to y e other Febuary y e 
21 th 1753 by the Reverand mr Stephen Emery as apears by 
sartifycat from y e sd mr Emery to me Paul Sears Town Clerk 

[p. 56] aprel : 27 : 1753 Seth Harding & Abigel Done both of 
Chatham 

Septr 20 : 1753 Isac Hour & Tabithey Talor both of Chatham 

Janu r y : 31 1754 Isac Phiny of Harwich & Elisabeth Kiney of 
Chatham 

march 3 : 1754 Barnebus Bakor of yarmoth & melhitable Smith of 
Chatham 

all y e above Naimed Parsons Was maried at Chatham by y e Revrant 
mr Stephen Emerey at y e above Dates as apears by a Count 
given in to me Daniel Sears Jer Tound Clark 

August 25 : 1754 then the Marriage Covenant w r as Solemnized be- 
tween Jonathan Eldredge And Patiance Eldredge Both of 
Chatham before the Reverand mr Stephen Emery- of Chatham 

September 3 rd 1754 the marriage Covenant was Solemnized between 
Acus Trip and Sarah Godfrey before the Rev* mr Stephen 
Emery of Chatham 

November 8 th 1754 the marriage Covenant was solemnized between 
William Eldredg jr of Flarwich & Deborah Nickerson of Chatham 
before the Reverand Mr Stephen Emery of Chatham 

November 21 : 1754 the marriage Covenant was solemnized between 
Thomas West and Sarah Hamilton Both of Chatham before y e 
Rev d mr Stephen Emery of Chatham 



142 CJiathai;:, Mass., Vital Records 

November 28 th 1754 the marriage Coven 1 was Solemnized between 
Daniel Howes jr and Sarah Taylor Both of Chatham before the 
Rev d mr Stephen Emery of Chatham 

December 7 th 1754 the marriage Covenant was Solemnized between 
Thomas Eldredg & Elisabeth Berce Both of Chatham before y e 
Rev d mr Stephen Emery Chatham 

December 15 : 1754 the marriage Covenant was Solemnized between 
Joshua Nickerson & Esther Rider both of Chatham before the 
Rev d mr Stephen Emery of Chatham 

y e Time of the Last seven foregoing marriages was given in unto 
me from the Rev d mr Stephen Emery of Chatham and Truly 
Recorded may 16th 1755 P r James Covel Town Clerk 

May 19 th 1755 The marriage Covenant was solemnized Between 
Jonathan Berce and Ruth Eldredge Both of Chatham before the 
Rever d mr Stephen Emery minister of Chatham 

October 16 th 1755 The marriage Covenant was Solemnized between 
George Smith and Barbara Mayo Both of Chatham before the 
Reverand mr Stephen Emery minister of the Gospel at Chatham 

December 15 th 1755 The marriage Covenant was solemnized between 
Ephraim Atwood of Eastham and Bethiah Harding of Chatham 
before the Rev d mr Stephen Emery minister at Chatham 

February 26 th 1756 the marriage Covenant was solemnized between 
Samuel Wing jr of Harwich and Hannah Sears of Chatham 
before the Rever 4 mr Stephen Emery minister at Chatham 

march 4 th 1756 the marriage Covenant was solemnized between 
David Hatch of Nantuckit and Elener Hamilton of Chatham 
before the Reverand mr Stephen Emery minister at Chatham 

April 30th 11756 the marriage Covenant 

Turn over 

[P- 57] Covenant was Solemnized Between Nathaniel Covel and 
Jerusha Nickerson Both of Chatham Before the Reverand Mr 
Stephen Emery Minister at Chatham 

N B the Last six foregoing marriages was Given In unto me by the 
Reverand mr Stephen Emery May 10 th 1758 and Recorded pr 
James Covel Town Clerk 

November 3rd 1756 The marriage Covenant was solemnized between 
Benjamin Gardner of Sherbourn & Ruth mayo of Chatham be- 
fore Kenelm Winslow Justice of y e peace as pr Certificate under 
his hand to James Covel Town Cler 

June 7 th 1756 The marriage Covenant was Solemnized between 
Joseph Godfrey and Mehatable Hamilton Both of Chatham 
before the Rever d mr Stephen Emery Minister of the Gospel In 
Chatham as apears under the hand of the sd mr Emery to James 
Covel Town Cler 

July 13th 1756 the Marriage Covenant was solemnized between 
Cyrenius Collings & Rebeckah Eldredge both of Chatham 
before the Reverand mr Stephen Emery minister of the Gospel 
at Chatham as apears under the hand of the sd mr Emery to 
James Covel Town Cler 



The Surviving Children of Nathaniel* Warren 143 

August 17 th 1756 the marriage Covenant was solemnized between 
William Eldredge and Susanna Atkins Both of Chatham before 
the Rever d M r Stephen Emery Minister of the Gospel at Chatham 
as apears under the hand of the said mr Emery to James Covel 
Town Cler 

September 21 : 1756 : the marriage Covenant was solemnized at 
Chatham between Joshua Harding and Zeruiah Wick wire both 
of Chatham before the Rever d mr Stephen Emery minister of 
the Gospel at Chatham as apears under his hand to me James 
Covel Town Clerk 

October 17 th 1756 the marriage Covenant was solemnized between 
Nathaniel Tobey of Sandwich and Elisabeth Godfrey of Chatham 
before the Reverend mr Stephen Emery minister of the Gospel 
at Chatham as apears under his hand to me James Covel Town 
Clerk 

October 28th 1756 the Marriage Covenent was Solemnized between 
Crispe Rogers of Harwich and Bethiah Smith of Chatham before 
the Reverend mr Stephen Emery minister of the Gospel at 
Chatham as appears under the hand of the sd mr Emery to me 
James Covel Town Clerk 

November 18 th 1756 the marriage Covenant was solemnized between 
Seth Smith and Mary Nickerson both of Chatham before the 
Reverend M r Stephen Emery minister of the Gospel at Chatham 
as appears under the hand of the said mr Emery to me James 
Covel Town Clerk 

The seven Last Records was sent me by the Rever d mr Emery April 
2 7 th 1 757 an d accordingly Recorded pr James Covel Town 
Cler 

(To be continued) 



THE SURVIVING CHILDREN OF NATHANIEL 2 
WARREN (RICHARD 1 ) IN 1690 

By George Ernest Bowman 

By the terms of the will of Nathaniel 2 Warren (Richard 1 ), 
which was printed in the second volume of this magazine, any 
part of his real or personal estate remaining at his wife's death 
was to be equally divided among the surviving children, except 
that the oldest son was to receive a double share, in accordance 
with the custom at that time. 

The widow, Sarah (Walker) Warren, evidently thought best 
to have the real estate settled during her lifetime, for, on the 



144 The Surviving Children of Nathaniel* Warren 

ninth of January, 16S9/90, she sold to her son James 3 Warren 
of Plymouth, for a cash payment of /"90 and the further pay- 
ment of £j per year while she lived, all of her real estate in 
Plymouth, reserving for her lifetime the use of the little house 
she then lived in. On the same date her other sons and 
daughters gave their consent to the sale, having received their 
portions. 

The two conveyances are found in the Plymouth County 
Records of Deeds, Volume I, pages 201 and 202. The one 
signed by the brothers and sisters is given in full. Of the deed 
from Sarah Warren to her son James only the two portions 
containing information not in the other deed are here given. 

These two deeds give us the names of all the children of 
Nathaniel 2 Warren (Richard 1 ) who were living in January, 
1690, as follows: James Warren, Richard Warren, Nathaniel 
Warren, Jabez Warren, Elizabeth (Warren) Green [the widow 
of William], Sarah (Warren) Blackwell [the widow of John], 
Alice the wife of Thomas Gibbs, Mercy the wife of Jonathan 
Delano. 



[Sarah Warren to James 3 Warren] 

[p. 202] " in Consideration of Seven pounds p r year during my 
naturall life and ninety pounds Currant silver money to me in 
hand by my son James Warren of y e Town aforesaid in y e 
County aforesaid well and truly paid 



All that my now Dwelling house outhousing uplands and 
meadow lands that I am now possessed of in the Township of 
Plimouth Reserving my little house I now live in for my own 
use During my life time and then after my decease to belong 
to my son James Warren. The one parcell of land being y* 
my housing now standeth on and lyeth between the land of 
Robert Bartlett and y e sea Being two lots be it more or less 
according to y e known Bounds and Buttles of sd lots already 
settled the other parcell of land and meadows being that which 
my husband Bought of Captain Thomas Southworth and Con- 
stant Southworth as may and doth appear by a deed under 
their hands and Seals Bearing date the first day of may 1666 : 
And is Bounded on the west with the land of Tho ffaunce and 
on y e East with the River as also all my Right of meadows 
at a place Commonly called and Known by the name of 



The Surviving Children of Nathaniel' 1 Warren 145 

Warrens meadow lying in the Township of Plimouth " 

Dated 9 January, 1689/90. 

Witnesses : Richard Warren, Ephraim Morton, Nathaniel 
Warren, Thomas Faunce. 

Acknowledged by Sarah Warren, widow, before Deputy 
Governor William Bradford, 10 January, 168990. 

Recorded 1 May, 1693, by Samuel Sprague, Recorder. 



[Consent of the Other Heirs] 

[p. 201] Whereas our Mother Sarah Warren of y e Town of 
Piimouth in y e County of New Plimouth in New England hath 
sold unto our Brother James Warren of the Town aforesaid in 
y e County aforesaid All those lands and housing that formerly 
was our ffathers Nathaniel Warren deceased as may and doth 
appear by a Deed under her hand and Seal Bearing date with 
these presents one Parcel of our fathers land being that the 
housing above mentioned standeth on and lyeth between lands 
Belonging to Robert Bartlet and the Sea being two lots more 
or less the other parcel being that our ffather Nath Warren 
Deceased Bought of Captain Thomas Southworth and Constant 
South worth as doth appear by a deed bearing date on the fifth 
day of may 1666 as also our ffathers Interest in a certain 
meadow commonly called and known By the name of Warrens 
meadow in the Township of Plimouth with all y e meadows 
belonging to Each Parcell All which housing and uplands & 
meadow lands as is here above Expressed our mother Sarah 
Warren aforesaid hath sold unto our Brother James Warren as 
aforesaid for the Sum of Seven pound pr year During her 
naturall life and ninety pounds Currant money of new England 
and hath Distributed unto Every one of us Such a part of s d 
ninety pounds as with which we do Remain fully Sattisfied we 
do theirfore by these presents manifest and Declare our free 
and full Concurrence and Consent unto what our mother hath 
done in y e sale of .those housing and tracts of land herein above 
mentioned. We do therefore Each one for our selves that is to 
say Richard Warren Nath Warren Jabiz Warreen Sarah Black- 
well Elizabeth Greene Tho Gibbs and Alice his wife Jonathan 
Delano And Mercy his wife we and Every one of us Do by 
these presents both for ourselves and every one of our heirs for 
ever Do Quitt all claime title and Interest that we or any of 
us Either have or may have or pretend to have in or unto the 
housing and lands herein above Expressed In witness whereof 



146 Records of the First Parish in Brewster 

we the parties above named have hereunto set our hands and 
Seals on the nineth day of January 1689 or 90 : 

The mark of ) s . The mark of ) 

Richard Warren j & < seal) Sarah Blackwell } &(sca1 ' 
Nathaniel Warren & (seal) Thomas Gibbs & a \ 
Jabiz Warren & (seal) The mark of > (seal) 

The mark of j & . Alice his wife ) 

Elizabeth Green ] ^' ^ Stt ' Jonathan Delano 

Mercy Delano his . 

wife her mark \ s ) 

' Signed Sealed and Delivered in Plesence of Ephraim Morton 
Thomas ffaunce Benjamin Warren William Bassett William 
Shurtliff 

Richard Warren Nathaniel Warren Jabiz Warren And 
Elizabeth Greene Coming all of them personally before me the 
10 th of January 1689 or 90 did freely acknowledge the Instru- 
ment above written to be their free act and Deed 

Will Bradford Dep fc Gov 1 " 

Jonathan Delano and Mercy his wife personally appeared 
and owned and acknowledged this Instrument to be their 
voluntary and free act and deed this 23 d of may 1690 

Before Daniel Smith Assis 1 

This fourth of march 1692 the within named Thomas Gibbs 
and Alice his wife and Sarah Blackwell appeared and Did 
freely own what is written on y e other side hereof to be their 
act and deed 

Before me Stephen Skeff County Magistrate 

Entered and Recorded may y e first 1693 pr Sam 1 Sprague 
Record r 



RECORDS OF THE FIRST PARISH IN BREWSTER, 

FORMERLY THE FIRST PARISH IN 

HARWICH, MASS. 

{Continued from page qq) 

[p. 87] Joshua Cowells Edward baptized, Sep : 14 . 1740. 
Prince Snow, deceased, his Mary baptized. Sept : 28 . 1740. 
Lot Grays John baptized on Oct : 12 . 1710. 



Records of tlic First Parish in ftrewster 147 

John Fletchers Wife dismised from this Chh to that in Marsfield on 
Oct : 26 . 1740. 

Heman Stones Reliance and Sam 11 Wings Isaac baptized at y e above 
Date. 

Joshua Seerss Paul baptized on Nov : 2 . 1740. 

Respecting our Brother K. Winslow, Evidences having been laid be- 
fore the Chh, y* he had made certain Proposalls before a number 
[p. 3S] of persons ; and after some time denyed y* ever he had 
made any such proposalls; on y e Evidences laid before y m and 
pondered by y m as to both his proposing, and after that, denying, 
they voted y 1 according to their judgments, on y e Evidences laid 
before them, he had denyed the truth and to appearance the 
known truth, and that with a purpose to deceive. 

The Chh also having had Evidences laid before y m y* he had pub- 
lickly said that he had proved Ensign Clark a Iyer by twelve 
men ; the Chh voted that by y e Evidences laid before them he 
was proved guilty of y e Sensurable Sin of Reviling, according 
to w* we [p. 89] read in 1 Cor : 6 . 10 . compared with 1 Cor : 
5 . 11. Consequent on these votes concured by y e Pastor, on 
Nov : 2 . 1740 . K. Winslow was publickly laid under Admonition 
for the above mentioned Scandalus Sin. 

Kenelm Winslows Joshua & Benjamin Miricks Mary baptized on 
Nov : 30 . 1740. 

Nath 11 Lincolns Nathan 11 baptized, Dec : 21 . 1740. 

In 10 years past have been only 13 . males admited into this Chh. 

Feb : 22 1 7 40/1 . Abigail Weeks admited to full comunion. 

Joshua Hynkiies Isaac baptized on March 22 . 1740/41. 

Edward Grays Edward baptized March 29 . 1741. 

[p. 90] John Crosbies Mary baptized March 29 . 1741. 

John Wing jun : his Joshua baptized, Apr : 5 . 17 41. 

Gershom Phinies Mehittabal and also John Miricks Isaac baptized 

on Apr : 12 . 17 41. 
John Seerss Rebekka baptized, May 3 . 1741. 
Seth Bangss John & Gersham Halls Edward both baptized on May 

17.1741. 
On y e same Day also the Chh pased a vote that our Brother K. 
Winslow r who had been under Admonition some thing more 
then 6 months Should be cast out of y e Chh. 
At y e Same time his Brother Thomas was directed by y e Pastor to 
notifie him to [p. 91] be present, that Day 3 Weeks to receive 
the Sentence. 
Silvanus Hopkins his Elijah baptized on June 28 . 1741. 
kpon K. Winslowes earnest desire his Excomunication was defered 

till July 19 . 1 74 1. 
John Seerss Nathan & Nath 11 Snowes Sarah baptized, July 5 . 1741- 
Joseph Griffith, as also M r Selewes Wife admitted on July . 12 . 1741- 
Joshua Freernas Reuben baptized, y e same Day. 



14S Records of the First Parish in Brewster 

Deacon Mayo chosen by y e chh to goe with me to a Councill at South 
Eastham ; Eodem Die. 

[p. 92] Nathan Foster and his Wife owned y e Covenant on July 19 

1 741 . and their Children, Isaac & Samuel were baptized on 

July 26 . 1 741. 
M r Selews Elizabeth baptized Aug : 9 . 1741. 
Kanelm Winslow having been notified by Deacon Foster on y e pre- 

ceeding Sabbath to attend to his sentence of Excomunication. 

was accordingly cast out of y e Chh on Aug : 16 . 1741 . having 

been Suspended above a year before. 
Lazarus Griffiths Rebekka baptized, Aug : 23 . 1741. 
Nath 11 Snow admited to full comunion w th the Chh on Sept : 13 . 
'1741. 

[p. 93] Thomas Hinkleys Mary baptized on Sept : 20 . 1741. 

Benjamin Seerss Enoch baptized on Sept : 27 . 1741. 

Jacob Davis, a child of Barnstable Chh, owned y e Covenant on 

Oct 14. 1 741 And his children, Kezia, Mary & Suzanna, all 

baptized on y e Sabbath next following. 
Ensign Thomas Winslows Zenas baptized Nov : 1 . 17 41. 
David Birge & his Wife owned y e Covenant, & had their Son Prince 

baptized, Nov : 22 . 1741. 
Jacob Davis's Isaac baptized on Nov : 22 . 1741. 
John Rogers's Wife owned the Covenant on Nov : 29 . 1741. 
Eleazer Crosbies Zeruiah & Benjamin Thachers Sarah baptized. 

Dec : 6 . 1741. 
Seth Winslows Tharikfull baptized — Dec : 13 . 1741. 

[p. 94] John Rogers's Sarah & John baptized, Dec : 13 . 1741. 

Eleazer Robbins his Wife admited on Jan : 3 . 1 741/2. 

Thomas Crosbey jun : his Elizabeth baptized on Jan : 24 . 1 741/2. 

Thomas Crosbey Sen : his Lemuel baptized on Feb : 14 . 1 741/2. 

David Bangss Huldah baptized Feb : 28 . 1741/2. 

Jabez Snows Hannah baptized on March 7 . 174 1/2. 

Joseph Mayo jun : and his Wife publickly expressed repent- 

ence, & were reconciled to y e Chh again on March 21 . 1741/2. 
Tully Crosbies Wife having owned y e Covenant or ra[p. 95]ther 

covenanted preparatory to obtaining baptism ; She with her Son 

Edmond were baptized . on Apr : 18 . 1742. 
Then also were baptized Eleazer Robbins's Eleazer & Nath 11 . 
Lemuel Berry & his Wife publickly expressed repentance, & 

were reconciled to y e Chh again on Apr : 18 . 1742. 
Ebenezer Kings Mercy, & Joseph Hopkins jun : his Isaiah baptized. 

Item. 
Joseph Bangs & his Wife admited to full comunion on Apr : 25 . 

1742. 
Richard Hopkinss Wife, Lidea & Rebekah Free[p. 96]man, a 

admited to full comunion, May 2 . 174— 



Records of the First Parish in B muster 149 

Sarah Robbins having made publick confession was admitcd 

to y e charity of y e Chh ; and having publickly covenanted pre- 
paratory to baptism for her self and child on May 2 . 1742. 

Joseph Snows Wife admited to full comunion on May 9 . 1742. 

David Paddack then also dismissed from us to y e Chh in Danbury. 

Judah Hopkins jun : & Margaret Lincoln admited to full comunion 
on May 16 . 1742. 

Joseph Bangss children Tabitha, Hannah, Lemuel, & Lidea all 
baptized at y e above Date. 

Joseph Snows Martha Joseph & Isaiah, all bap[p. 97]tized also at y c 
above Date. 

Sarah Robbins, above mentioned, baptized, and also her Son Benony 
on May 23 . 1742. 

David Crosbey admited to full comunion, Eodem tempora 

Thomas Hopkins's Joshua baptized on June 6 . 1742. 

John Pennies Wife admited to full comunion, & Daniel Crosbies 
Enoch baptized, June 13 . 1742. 

John Mayos Wife dismissed to y e Chh in Mansfield. 

Widow Halls Negro Woman admited to full comunion on June 20 . 
1742 . & baptized July 11 . 1742. 

John Wing Sen : admited to full comunion July n . 1742. 

[p. 9S] Joshua Crosbies Elijah baptized July n . 1742. 

Nath 11 Stone jun : & his wife, made their confession and were 

reconciled to y e chh on July 18 . 1742. And at y e same time 

both of y" 1 publickly owned y e Covenant. 
Nath 11 Stone jun his Mary & Nath 11 Freemans Martha baptized, July 

25 . 1742. 
Scotoway Clark admited to full comunion & John Wing jun : his 

Joshua baptized on Aug : 8 . 1742. 
Eleazer Robbins & Samuel Eliices Wife both admited in to this Chh 

and baptized on Aug : 22 . 1742 
Joseph Mayo jun : and his Wife owned y e Covenant and had ther 

child [p. 99] Reuben baptized on Aug : 22 1742. 
Joseph Hopkins jun : & his Wife admited to full comunion on 

Aug : 29 . 1742. 
Joshua Bangss Wife dismised to a chh in Falmouth at y e Eastward 

Sept : 19 . 1742. 
Edward Halls Wife admited to full comunion, Sept : 26 . 1742 
Thomas Grays W T ife and Sarah Robbins admited to full comunion ; 

as also Widow Halts Negro-womans James baptized, Oct : 10 . 

1742 
In less y a 6 months have been admited to full comunion 20 Persons 

and hardly any in Severall year[s] before this. So Sovereign is 

God as to this, as well as other things. 
The whole chh now, on Oct : n . 1742 consists of 4*1 . males, &, 

I suppose double y a number of females. 



1 50 Records of the First Parish in Brewster 

[p. 100] Thomas Grays Susanah, Elizabeth, Joshua, Hannah, & Sarah 

all baptized on Oct : 17 . 1742. 
John Pennies Judah baptized on Oct : 24 . 1742. 
Seth Clark & his Wife admited to full comunion Oct : 31 . 1742. 
Heman Stones Nath 11 baptized, Nov : 7 . 1742. 
Sam 1 Wings Mary baptized Dec : 26 . 1742. 
Joshua Seerss Simeon & David Crosbies Reliance baptized on Jan : 

16 . 1742/3. 
David Burge his Hannah baptized. Jan : 23 . 1742/3. 
John Crosbies Samuel & Nath 11 Snows Sarah baptized on Feb : 6 . 

1742/3. 
Nath 11 Mirick jun : his Wife admited to full comunion, March 13 . 

J742/3- 

[p. 1 01] Nath 11 Mirick jun : his Thankfull, as also Judah Hopkins 

jun : his Mercy baptized, on March 20 . 1742/3. 
Isaac Fosters David baptized on March 27 . 1743. 
John Snows David baptized on Apr : 3 . 1743. 
Gersham Phinies Jams baptized, Apr : 10 . 1743. 
Joseph Bangss Joseph, baptized, Apr : 17 . 1743. 
Gersham Halls Hannah, & Edword Halls Samuel baptized on May 

1 • 1743- 
Joseph Mayo jun : Samuel baptized on May 8 . 1743. 
Widow Atkins also admited to full comunion, eodem temp[7corn] 
Joshua Freemans William & Benjamin Thachrs Lidea baptized, on 

May 15 . 1743. 

[p. 102] W ra Grays Wife admited to full comunion June 5 . 1743. 

Edward Crosbey & his Wife ; and also W m Pennie jun : his Wife 
admited to full comunion, June 12 . 1743. 

On occasion of a Covenant promiss made by m e , to these Persons on 
y e Chhs behalf; I said y* a Councill of Chhs have indeed ad- 
vised this Chh to violate their Covenant promiss (meaning in 
y e late Excomunicated case) but we have obtained y e mercy to 
reject their advice, and keep close to y e holV Scriptures. 

Nath 11 Lincolns Mercy baptized on the above June 12 1743- 

[p. 103] Nath 11 Stone jun : his Silvanus baptized, June 19 . 1743. 
Desire Broadbrooks admited to full comunion on June 26 . 1743- 
John Myricks Wife admited to full comunion . & Edward Hall to 

Baptism on July 3 . 1743. 
Desire Broadbrook baptized on July 10 . 1743- 
Lieut : Bangss Abijah baptized, July 31 . 1743- 
Benjamin Miricks jun : his Benjamin baptized on Aug : 7 . 1743. 
On Sept : 1743 . Sarah Robbins en account of testimonies brought 

in against her as being guilty of y e Sin of lying, was directed 

by y e Pastor not to come to y e Ordinance of the Lords Supper. 

She professing to sup[p. io4]pose y l She could invalidate the 



Governor Bradford 's Account of New England I 5 1 

Evidences, had severall weeks allowed her for it, but having 
not done it ; the Evidences were laid before y e Chh, on Oct : 
16 . 1743. Also 2 of y e Brethren were then chosen to goe to 
the women in Yarmouth who sent their evidences, to inquire 
of y m whether they doe own and abide by their testimony; 
which these Brethren Since declare not only y l they doe but 
y 1 matthias Birges testifies the Same with y m , only w th this 
reserve y* to their best remembrance it was Sam 11 Wing with 
whom y e wager was Said to be laid . this on Oct 130. was laid 
before y e Chh ; and it was also proposed to y m to consider how- 
far this reserve would tend to inva[p. io5]lidate their evidences, 
or whether it would doe it at all. 

Mr Selews Katharine baptized. Oct : 30 . 1743. 

Eleazer Robbins's Abigail baptized on Nov : 6 . 1743. 

On Oct : 12 . Sarah Robbins asked y* Pastor y* further time might 
be allowed her for triall whether she could not invalidate y c 
Evidences, which was allowed her. 

Joseph Snows Nathan baptized, Nov : 13 . 1743. 

On Dec : 11 . it was thought proper in y e Chh y t Sarah Robbins's 
concern Should be defered Some time yet longer. The Evi- 
dences Shrinking backing out from w 1 they had testified to in 
writing, y e Chh voted y m not sufficient on Jan : 22 . 1743. 

[p. 106] Benjamin Seers's Reubeen baptized on Feb : 19 . 1743/4. 
Seth Bangss Deborah & Lazarus Griffiths Rebekah baptized March 

1 1. 1 743/4. 
Nanath 11 Crosbeys Isaiah baptized on Apr : 1 . 1744. 
Daniel Crosbies Ebenezer baptized, Apr : 22 . 1744. 
Thomas Hopkins's Mehitabel baptized Apr : 29 . 1744. 
Thomas Grays Rachel baptized on May 13 . 1744. 
Edward Halls Nath 11 & Tully Crosbies Thankful! baptized on May 

27 . 1744. 
Seth Dexter ; Benjamin Philipss Wife, and his Son Ookers Wife all 

admited to full comunion, on June 3 . 1744. 

( To be continued ) 



GOVERNOR BRADFORD'S ACCOUNT OF NEW 
ENGLAND * 

[The following lines, having some relation to the soil, the pro- 
ductions and the history of the country are now first printed on that 

* These lines (including the introductory note) are reprinted from the 
"Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society. For February, 1794," 
*'here they follow the concluding portion of Governor Bradford's Letter Book. 



152 Governor Bradford's Account of 'New England 

account, and not for an}- poetical beauties to be discovered in them 
— they may afford some entertainment; and as they seem to bj 
within the views of the Society, they are submitted to the public] 

A Descriptive and Historical Account of New England in 
verse; from a MS. of William Bradford, Govemour of 
Plymouth Colony. 

(A FRAGMENT) 

Famine once we had 



But other things God gave us in full store, 
As fish and ground nuts, to supply our strait, 
That we might learn on providence to wait ; 
And know, by bread man lives not in his need, 
But by each word that doth from God proceed. 
But a while after plenty did come in, 
From his hand only who doth pardon sin. 
And all did flourish like the pleasant green, 
Which in the joyful spring is to be seen. 

Almost ten years we lived here alone, 
In other places there were few or none ; 
For Salem was the next of any fame, 
That began to augment New England's name ; 
But after multitudes began to flow, 
More than well knew themselves where to bestow ; 
Boston then beiran her roots to spread, 
And quickly soon she grew to be the head, 
Not only of the Massachusetts Bay, 
But all trade and commerce fell in her way. 
And truly it was admirable to know, 
How greatly all things here began to grow. 
New plantations were in each place begun 
And with inhabitants were filled soon. 
All sorts of grain which our own land doth yield, 
Was hither brought, and sown in every field : 
As wheat and rye, barley, oats, beans and pease 
Here all thrive, and they profit from them raise. 
All sorts of roots and herbs in gardens grow, 
Parsnips, carrots, turnips, or what you'll sow, 
Onions, melons, cucumbers, radishes, 
Skirets, beets, coleworts and fair cabbages. 
Here grow fine flowers many, and 'mongst those, 
The fair white lily and sweet fragrant rose. 
Many good wholesome berries here you'll find, 
Fit for man's use, almost of every kind, 
Pears, apples, cheries, plumbs, quinces and peach, 
Are now no dainties ; you may have of each. 



Governor Bradford's Account of Kciu England 153 

Nuts and grapes of several sorts are here, 
If you will take the pains, them to seek for. 

Cattle of every kind do fill the land, 
Many now are kili'd and their hides tann'd; 
By which men are supply 'd with meat arid shoes, 
Or what they can, though much by wolves they lose. 
Here's store of cows, which milk and butter yield, 
And also oxen, for to till the held ; 
Of which great profit many now do make, 
If they have a fit place and able pains do take. 
Horses here likewise now do multiply, 
They prosper well, and yet their price is high. 
Here are swine, good store, and some goats do keep, 
But now most begin to get store of sheep, 
That with their wool their bodies may be clad, 
In time of straits, when things cannot be' had; 
For merchants keep the price of cloth so high, 
As many are not able the same to buy. 
And happy would it be for people here, 
If they could raise cloth for themselves to wear; 
And if they do themselves hereto apply, 
They would not be so low, nor some so high. 
As I look back I cannot but smile, 
To think how some did themselves beguile, 
When called first, went at so high a rate, 
They did not think how soon they might abate ; 
For many then began to look so high, 
Whose hopes, soon after, in the dust did lie. 
So vain is man ! if riches do abide 
A little, he's soon lift up with pride. 
A cow then was at twenty pounds and five, 
Those who had increase could not choose but thrive ; 
And a cow calf, ten or twelve pounds would give, 
As soon as weaned, if that it did live. 
A lamb, or kid was forty shillings price, 
Men were earnest for them, lest they should rise. 
And a milch goat, was at three or four pound ; 
All cattle at such prices went off round. 
In money and good cloth, they would you pay, 
Or what good thing else that you would say. 
And both swine and corn was in good request, 
To the first comers this was a harvest. 

But that which did 'bove all the rest excel, 
God in his word, with us he here did dwell; 
Well ordered churches, in each place there were, 
And a learn'd ministry was planted here. 



154 Governor Bradford's Account of New England 

All marvelPd and said, " Lord this work is thine, 
In the wilderness to make such lights to shine." 
And truly ic was a glorious thing, 
Thus to hear men pray, and.God's praises sing, 
Where these natives were wont to cry and yell 
To satan, who 'mongst them doth rule and dwell. 
Oh, how great comfort was it now to see, 
The churches to enjoy free liberty! 
And to have the gospel preach'd here with power, 
And such wolves repell'd as would else devour ; 
And now with plenty their poor souls were fed, 
With better food than wheat, or angels' bread, 
In green pastures, they may themselves solace, 
And drink freely of the sweet springs of grace ; 
. A pleasant banquet, is prepar'd for these, 
Of fat things, and rich wine upon the lees ; 
" Eat O my friends, (saith Christ) and drink freely, 
Here's wine and milk, and all sweet spicery; 
The honey and its comb, is here to be had, 
I myself for you, have this banquet made : 
Be not dismayed, but let your heart rejoice 
In this wilderness, O let me hear your voice ; 
My friends you are, whilst you my ways do keep, 
Your sins I'll pardon and your good I'll seek." 
And they, poor souls, again to Christ do say, 
"O Lord thou art our hope, our strength and stay; 
Who givest to us, all these thy good things, 
Us shelter still, in the shadow of thy wings : 
So we shall sing, and laud thy name with praise, 
'Tis thine own work, to keep us in thy ways ; 
Uphold us still, O thou which art most high, 
We then shall be kept, and thy name glorify, 
Let us enjoy thyself, with these means of grace, 
And in our hearts shine, with the light of thy face ; 
Take not away thy presence, nor thy word, 
But we humbly pray, us the same afford." 

To the north or south, or which way you'll wind, 
Churches now are spread, and you'll pasture find. 
Many men of worth, for learning and great fame, 
Grave and godly, into these parts here came : 
As Hooker, Cotton, Danforth, and the rest, 
Whose names are precious and elsewhere express'd ; 
And many among these, you might soon find, 
Who in some things, left not their like behind. 
But some of these are dead, and others aged be, 
Lord do thou supply, in thy great mercy ; 
How these their flocks did feed, with painful care, 



Governor Bradford's Account of New England 155 

Their labours, love and fruitful works declare ; 
They did not spare their time, and lives to spend, 
In the Lord's work, unto their utmost end : 
And such as still survive do strive the more, 
To do like them that have gone before : 
Take courage then, for ye shall have reward, 
That in this work are faithful to the Lord. 
Example take hereby, you that shall come, 
In after time when these their race have run. 

A prudent Magistracy here was placed, 
By which, the Churches defended were and graced ; 
And this new commonwealth in order held, 
And sin, that foul iniquity, was quell'd : 
Due, right, and justice, unto all was done, 
Without delay, mens suits were ended soon. 
Here were men sincere, and upright in heart, 
Who, from justice and right would not depart : 
Men's causes they would scan and well debate 
And. all bribes and corruption they did hate; 
The truth to find out they would use all means, 
And so, for that end, they would spare no pains. 
W T hilst things thus did nourish and were in their prime, 
Men thought it happy and a blessed time ; 
To see how sweetly all things did agree, 
Both in the Church and State, there was amity; 
Each to the other mutual help did lend, 
And to God's honour all their ways did tend, 
In love and peace, his truth for to retain, 
And God's service how best for to maintain. 
Some of these are gone, others do grow grey, 
Which doth show us they have not long to stay : 
But God will still, for his people provide, 
Such as be able, them to help and guide, 
If they cleave to him, and do not forsake 
His laws and truth, and their own ways do take. 
If thou hast view'd the camp of Israel, 
How God in the wilderness with them did dwell; 
And led them long in that dangerous place, 
Through fears and trials for so long a space ; 
And yet they never saw more of his glory, 
Than in this time where he advanced them high. 
His great and marvellous works they here saw, 
And he them taught, in his most holy law. 
A small emblem hereof thou mayest see, 
How God hath dealt with these, in some degree, 
For much of himself they now here have seen, 
And marvellous to them his works have been. 



156 Governor Bradford's Account of New England 

I am loth indeed to change my theme, 
Thus of God's precious mercies unto them, 
Yet I must do it, though it is most sad, 
And if it prove otherwise I shall be glad. 
Methinks I see some great change at hand, 
That e're long will fall upon this poor land ; 
Not only because many are took away, 
Of the best rank, but virtue doth decay, 
And true godliness doth not now so shine, 
As some while it did, in the former time ; 
But love and fervent zeal do seem to sleep, 
Security and the world on men do creep ; 
Pride and oppression, they do grow so fast, 
As that all goodness they will eat out at last. 
Whoredom and drunkenness with other sin, 
- Wilt cause God's judgments soon to break in, 
And whimsy errors have now got such a head, 
And, under notion of conscience, do spread ; 
So as whole places with them now are stain 'd, 
Whereas goodness, sometime before hath reign'd. 
W r here godliness abates, evil will succeed, 
And grow apace like to the noisome weed ; 
And if there be not care, their growth to stop, 
All godliness, it soon will overtop. 
Another cause of our declining here, 
Is a mixt multitude, as doth appear ; 
Many for servants, hitherto were brought, 
Others came for gain, or worse ends they sought : 
And of these, many grew loose and profane, 
Though some are brought to know God and his name. 
But thus it is, and hath been so of old, 
As by the scriptures we are plainly told ; 
For when, as from Egypt God's people came, 
A mixed multitude got in among them, 
Who with the rest murmur and lust did they, 
In wants, and fell at K lb roth Hatavah. 
And whereas the Lord doth sow his good seed, 
The enemy; he brings in tares and weed ; 
What need therefore there is that men should watch, 
That satan them not at advantage catch; 
For ill manners and example are such, 
As others do infect and corrupt much : 
Chiefly if they be unstaid and young, 
And with all persons do converse among; 
Yea some are so wretched and full of vice, 
As they take pleasure, others to entice ; 
And though it be a thing, most vile and bad, 
Yet they will do it, and thereat be glad ; 



Governor Bradford's Account of New England 157 

And laugh and scoff when any they draw in, 

For to do evil, and to commit sin. 

But let these, and all profane scoffers know, 

That unto God, they do a reckoning owe, 

And to account ere long he will them bring, 

When they must answer for this, their foul sin. 

Was it not enough for them evil to do, 

But they must needs cause others do so too ? 

Herein indeed they act the devil's part, 

And if they repent not, with him they'll smart ; 

For God to such, is a consuming hre, 

And they shall perish in his dreadful ire. 

But a most desperate mischief here is grown, 
And a great shame it is, it should be known : 
But why should I conceal so foul a thing, 
That, quickly, may our hurt and ruin bring ! 
For base covetousness hath got such a sway, 
As, our own safety, we ourselves betray ; 
For these fierce natives, they are now so fill'd 
With guns and muskets, and in them so skill'd, 
As that they may keep the English in awe, 
And when they please give to them the law ; 
And of powder and shot, they have such store, 
As sometimes they refuse for to buy more ; 
Flints, screw-plates, and moulds for all sorts of shot 
They have, and skill how to use them, have got ; 
And mend and new stock their pieces they can, 
As well in most things, as an Englishman. 
Thus like madmen we put them in a way, 
With our own weapons us to kill and slay ; 
That gain hereof to make, they know so well, 
The fowl to kill, and us the feathers sell. 
For us to seek for deer it doth not boot, 
Since now with guns themselves at them can shoot. 
That garbage, of which we no^use did make, 
They have been glad to gather up and take ; 
But now they can themselves fully supply, 
And the English, of them are glad to buy. 
And yet if that was all it might be borne, 
Though hereby th' English make themselves a scorn. 
But now they know their advantage so well, 
And will not stick, to some, the same to tell, 
That now they can when they please or will, 
The English drive away, or else them kill 
Oh base wretched men, who thus for gain 
Care not at all, if their neighbours be slain 1 
How can they think that this should do them good, 



158 Governor Bradford 's Account of Nezv England 

Which thus they purchase with the price of blood ! 

I know it is laid upon the French or Dutch, 

And freely grant that they do use it much, 

And make thereof an execrable trade, 

Whereby those natives one another invade ; 

By which also, the Dutch and French do smart 

Sometimes, for teaching them this wicked art; 

But these both, from us more remote do lie, 

And ours, from them, can have no full supply. 

In these quarters, it is English guns we see, 

For French and Dutch, more slight and weak they be ; 

And these Indians are now grown so wise, 

As, in regard of these, theirs they do despise. 

Fair fowling pieces, and muskets they have, 

All English, and keep them both neat and brave ; 

And to our shame, speak it we justly may, 

That we are not furnished so well as they ; 

For traders, them will sell at prices high, 

Whereas their neighbors, of them canr.ot buy; 

Good laws have been made, this evil to restrain, 

But, by men's close deceit, they are made vain. 

The Indians are nurtured so well 

As, by no means, you can get them to tell, 

Of whom they had their guns, or such supply, 

Or, if they do, they will feign some false lie : 

So as, if their testimony you take 

For evidence, little of it you can make. 

And of the English, so many are guilty, 

And deal under-hand, in such secrecy, 

As, very rare it is, some one to catch, 

Though you use all due means, them for to watch. 

Merchants, shopkeepers, traders, and planters too, 

Sundry of each, spare not this thing to do ; 

Though, many more that do the same abhor, 

Whose innocence will one day answer for, 

If (which God forbid) they should come to see, 

By this means, some hurt or sad tragedy; 

And these heathen in their furious mood, 

Should cruelly shed our innocent blood. 

Lord shew mercy, and graciously spare, 

For thy name's sake, those that thy servants are, 

And let their lives be precious in thy sight ; 

Divert such judgments, as fall on them might, 

Give them not up into these heathen's power, 

Who like the greedy wolves would them devour, 

And exercise on them their cruel rage, 

With torments great and most salvage ; 

They are not content their foes only to kill, 



Dennis^ Mass., Vital Records 159 

But, most inhumanly, torment them they will. 
They are men that are skilful for to destroy, 
And in others misery, they do take joy. 

Lord take pity on thy people poor, 
Let them repent, amend and sin no more ; 
Forgive, dear Father, what is done and past, 
Oh save us still and not away us cast. 
Ourselves are weak, and have no strength to stand, 
Do thou support us. Lord, by thine own hand ; 
When we have need, be thou our succour then, 
Let us not fall into the hands of men. 

When I think on what I have often read, 
How, when the elders and Joshua were dead : 
Who had seen those great works, and them could tell, 
What God had done, and wrought for Israel ; 
Yet they did soon forget and turn aside, 
And, in his truth and ways, did not abide ; 
But in the next age did degenerate ; 

1 wish this may not be New England's fate. 

To you therefore that are for to succeed. 
Unto this fair precedent, give you good heed, 
And know that, being warn'd, if you do not. 
But fall away ; God's wrath 'gainst you'll be hot : 
F'or if he spared not those that sinned of old, 
But into the hands of spoilers them sold : 
How can you think that you should then escape, 
That do like them, and will no warning take. 

O my dear friends, and children whom I love, 
To cleave to God, let these few lines you move, 
So I have done and now will say no more, 
But remember, God punished them sore. 

Melius est peccatum cavere quam emendare. 



DENNIS, MASS., VITAL RECORDS 

{Continued from page ?£) 

[p. 40] Edmund Sears and Hannah his wife a Record of the Births 

and names of their Children 
Jacob Sears born 9 of Oc r . . 177 1 
Judah Sears born . 6 of Oc r . . 1773 
Molly Sears born 13 of Feb 1 " 1776 died 
Paul Sears born 20 of Nov r 1777. 



160 Dennis, Mass., Vital Records 

Sally Sears born 26 of June 17S0 

Zurvvier Sears born 7 of Aug. 1782 

Molly atwood Sears born 3 of June 1785 

Hannah Sears born 24 of June 17S7 

Prisa Sears born 9 of April 1790. 

Edmund Sears born 8 of April 1792 

Lydia Sears born November 13th 1794 

Jeremiah Killey and Zilpha his Wife A Record of the Births and 

Names of their Children. 
Richard Killey born 28 of July 1769 
Jedida* Killey born 27 of Nov r 1773 
William Killey born 23 of April 1776 
Stephen Killey born 19 of Sept r 1779 
Jeremiah Killey born 23 of March 1782 
Elijah Killey born 25 of August 1784 
John Baker and his Wife A Record of the Births and Names of their 

Children. 
John Baker born 17 of Jan r 1772 
Lucinda Baker born 7 of June 1774 
Jethro Baker born 4 of Sept r 1776 
Watson Baker born 20 of Dec 1 * 1778 
Heman Baker born 3 of Feb r 1781 
Patience Baker born 5 of July 1783 
Lydia Baker born 3 of May 1786 
Ruth Baker born 4 of Oct r 1789 
Jepthah Baker born 21 of May 1792 
Nehemiah Baker born 11 of May 1795 

[p. 41] Samuel Howes and Abigail his Wife A Record of the Births 

and Names of their Children. 
Perez Howes born 10 of July 1774 
Samuel Howes born 22 of June 1776 
Ruhamah Howes born 9 of Jan r 1783 
John Howes and Betty his Wife A Record of the Births and Names 

of their Children. 
Zenas 'Howes born 28 of Dec r 1774 
Samuel Howes born 22 of June 1776 
By his Wife Sarah 

Shearjashub Howes born 19 of March 1782 
Betsey Howes born 7 of March 1784 
Solomon Howes born 18 of Sept r 1787 
Stephen Sears and Lydia his Wife A Record of the Births and Names 

of their Children. 
Barnabas Sears born 7 of Oct r 1758 
Thankfull Sears born 15 of Oct r 1760 
Keziah Sears born 14 of August 1762 
Stephen Sears born 2 of Oct r 1765 
Priscillai Sears born 13 of August 1768 

* " Jedediah " has been changed to " Jedida." 



Dennis ', Mass., Vital Records 161 

Lydia Sears born 24 of July 177 1 

Sophronia Scars born 19 of april 1797 by his 2 d wif martha 

Daniel Sears and Priscillai his Wife A Record of the Births and 

Names of their Children. 
Keziah Scars born 25 of Ocl r 1769 
RhocU Scars born 1 of May 177 1 
Dinah Scars born 25 of July 1773 
Priscillai Sears born 27 of Feb r 1775 
Mercy Sears born 27 of Feb r 1777 

[p. 42] John Sears and Phebe his wife a Record of their Childrens 

Births and names 
Olive Sears born 8 of Dc r 1772. 
Deborah Sears born 19 . of Sep. 1774 
Daniel Sears bom 19 of April 1777 
Heman Sears born 10 of April 1780 
Jerusha Sears born 27 of No r 1781 
Enos Sears born 10 of Oc . . 17S3 
Lavina Sears born 6 of Sep. 1785 
Moody Sears born 19 cf No . . 1788 
Fanny Sears born 28 of April 1791. 
William Crowel and his wife Hannah a Record of the Births and 

names of their Children 
William Crowel born 16 of Dc r 1774 
Molly Crowel born 26 of March 1776 
Paul Crowel born 27 of March 1778 
Temperanc Crowel born 8 of Feb 1- 1780 
John Hall and Mercy his wife 
Joshua Hall born 17 Oc r 17 71 
John Augustus Hall born 2 . of May 1773 
Aaron Crowel and Huldah his wife a Record of the Births and 

names of their Childre[n] 
Huldah Crowel 13 of Jan r 1775 
by his second wife Rebeccah 
Betty Crowel born 19 of Dc r 1776 
Jeremiah Crowel born 5 of Sep . . 1779 
Aaron Crowel born 3 of April 1783 
Rebeccah Crowel born 16 of July 1786 
Elnathan Crowel born 2 of Xov r 1789 

[p. 43] Soloman Howes and Abigail his wife a Record of the Births 

and names of their Children 
Bethiah Howes born 13 of Aug . . 1775 
Hipzibah Howes born 13 of Feb : 1778 
Hannah Howes bom 17 of May 1780 
Abigail Howes born 4 of March 1782 
Ira . Howes born 26 of Feb r 1784 
Jonathan Howes and Susannah his wife a Record of the Births and 

names of their Children 



1 62 Dennis, Mass., Vital Records 

Sarah Howes born 2 of Nov r 1775 

Thankfull Howes born 26 of Sep . . 1777 

Surviah Howes born 22 of I)c r 17S1 

Alexander Howes born 12 of July 1784 

Eben Howes born 19 of March 17 83 

Ezariah Howes born iS of July 1790 died 11 Sep 1790 

Lot Howes born 20 of July 1793 

Willis Howes born Sep t ye 17 — 1795 

Eben Howes Died 15 th Aug. 1S09 Drown, d 

John Howes and Thankfull his wife a Record of the Births and 

names of their Childrn 
Enos Howes born 21 of June 177—* 
Benjamin Howes born 16 of March 1782 
Edmund Howes born 2 of July 1784. 
Ezra Howes born 14 of July 1787. 
Prise Howes 2 of Aug. 1790. 
John Howes 4 th June 1797 

[p. 44] Josiah Nickerson and Reliance his Wife A Record of the 

Births and Names of their Children 
Ensign Baker Nickerson born 30 of Oct r 1774 and died. 
David Nickerson born 30 of 1778* 
Shubaei Nickerson born n of Sept r 1782 
Henry Nickerson born 19 of Dc r 1785 
Bethier Nickerson born 25 of June 1788 
Josiah Nickerson born 21 . of Oc r 1792 
Reliance Nickerson born 16 March 1794 
Fredrick Nickerson born 15 of Dec r 1797 
obed Nickerson born the 3 d of Oct r 1799 
Daniel Chase and Hannah his Wife A Record of the Births and 

Names of their Children. 
Anne Chase born 10 of . August 1774 
Benjamin Baxter and Elizabeth his Wife A Record of the Births and 

Names of their Children. 
Ebenezer Baxter born 7 of April 1766 
David Baxter born 10 of Feb r 1768 
Elizabeth Baxter born 21 f of June 1772 
Simeon Baxter born 21 % of Sepf 1776 
Zilpha Baxter born 10 of June 1779 
Benjamin Baxter born 27 of Nov r 1781 
Nathaniel Hall and Mehitable his Wife A Record of the Births and 

Names of their Children. 
Barzillai Hall born 13 of Jan r 1776 
Jerusha Hall born 14 of April 1778 
Nathaniel Hall born 27 of May 1791 

*Sic. t"i" over "2." % " 1 " over "9." 

( To be continued ) 



The Will and hiventory of James Brown 163 



THE WILL AND INVENTORY OF JAMES BROWN 
OF SWANSEA, MASS. 

Transcribed from the Origitial Records \ 
By George Ernest Bowman 

James Brown of Swansea, son of John and Dorothy, mar- 
ried Lydia the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Tilley) How- 
land. The will of Elizabeth Howland, printed in our third 
volume, mentions her daughter Lydia Brown and her son-in-law 
James Brown, also her grandchildren James Brown, Jabez 
Brown and Dorothy Brown. The will of James Brown men- 
tions his wife Lydia and his children James Brown, Jabez 
Brown and Dorothy Kent, and the Swansea records show that 
Dorothy had married Joseph Kent, Jr., on 12 November, 1690. 

James Brown's will was made 25 October, 1694, and allowed 
11 January, 1710/11. The inventory gives the date of his 
death as 29 October, 17 10. The will and inventory were 
entered in the Bristol County Probate Records, Volume III. 
pages 6, 7 and 8. The original inventory and the bond of the 
executrix are still preserved in the files and have been used in 
making the transcripts for the printer. 



[James Brown's Will] 

[p. 6] In the Name of God Amen the 25 th of October 1694 : 
I James Brown of Swanzey in the County of Bristol in their 
Majestyes Province of the Massachuset Bay in New England 
Gent being about seventy one years of age & calling to mind 
the uncertainty of this Transitary life, and that all flesh must 
yeild to death when it shall please God to call, Do make Con- 
stitute ordain & declare this my Last will and Testament in 
manner and form following Revoking & Annulling by these 
p r sents all & Every Testament & Testaments Either by word 
or wrighting and this to be taken for my last will & Testa- 
ment] & no other And first being Penitent & sorry from the 
bottom of my heart for all my sins past most Humbly desireing 
forgiveness for the same I give & Commit my soule unto 
Almighty God my Saviour & Redemer in whom & by the 
Mirrits of Jesus Christ I trust & beleive assuredly to be saved 
a nd to have full Remission & forgiveness of all my sins and 
that my soule with my body at the Generall day of the Res- 
urection shall Rise again with Joy and through the Merrits of 



164 The Will and Inventory of James Brown 

Christ Death and Passion and Inheirit the Kingdom of Heaven 
prepared for his Elect and Choosen And my Body to be buried 
in such place & in such Christian manner as it shall please my 
Executrix hereafter named to Appoint And now for the settl- 
ing of my Temporall Estate and such Goods & Chattells as it 
hath pleased God far above my deserts to bestow upon me I 
do order give & Dispose y e same in manner & form following 
viz* ffirst I will that my ffunerall Expences & Debts which I 
owe to any person or persons shall be well &. truely payd or 
ordered to be payd in Convenient time after my Decease by 
my Execut x hereafter named : 

Item I give and bequeath unto my son James Brown his 
heires & assignes for Ever that his now Dwelling house & one 
Hundred acres of land thereunto Next adjoyning and a part 
of my Orchard as hath been by me allready staked out To- 
gether w th all my land and meadow at a place called Nayat 
in s d Swans ey 

Item I give and bequeath unto my Dear & Loveing wife 
Lidia Brown my Dwelling house and Barn & Remaining part 
of Orchard & all my Enclosed lands . about my house whether 
plowing or [p]asstureing . and all my land & meadow at Mos- 
cachuck dureing [her] Naturall Life and after her Decease I 
give & bequeath [it to m]y son Jabez Brown his heirs & 
assignes for Ever [worn] one half of that Encloused pasture 
lyeing to the [worn] John Browns pasture called Halls pasture 
[worn] give and bequeath unto my son James Brown [worn] 
Assignes for Ever 

Item [p. 7] Item All the Rest of my lands Devided or 
Undivided I give & bequeath Unto my two sons . viz 1 , All the 
Rest of my land Divided or undivided in Swanzey & Reho- 
both proper Townships & in y e Naraganseft] Country I give 
unto my two sons James Brown & Jabez brown their heires 
and assignes for Ever 

Item I Give and bequeath to my Daughter Dorothy Kent 
two Cowes & Ten sheep 

Item I Give Matte my Negro unto my son Jabez after my 
wives Decease 

Item I Give all the Rest of my Estate to my Dear and 
Loveing wif[e] Lidia Brown for her to Dispose to my Children 
according to he[r] own Discresion 

Item I make Constitute & ordain & appoint my Loveing 
wife Lidia Brown sole Executrix of this my las[t] will and 
Testament, In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand 
and seal the day and year above written : the word (God) be- 



The Will and Inventory of James Brown 165 

tween the 7 th & 8 th lines & y e word (wifes) between y e 29 th and 

30 th linos wore Enterlined before signeing 

Signed scaled Published & James Brown (S) 

Declared by the s d James 

Brown to be his Last 

will and Testament in 

y e presence of us the 

subscribers 

Samuel Newman 

Samuel Viall 

John Bullock 

Bristol ss in Bristol Jan r y y e 11 th i7io-i[i] Then came 
before me Natha 1 Paine Esq r Judfge] of the Probate of wills 
&c within y e County [of] Bristol John Bullock one of y e wit- 
nesse[s] to the above written will of James Bro[wn] Esq r 
Deceased And made Oath that he se[e] the said Deceased 
signe seal & Declare th[e] same as his last will and Testament 
that he was of a Disposeing mind wh[en] he so did & that he 
w th Samuel Newm[an] & Samuel Vial set their hands there [to] 
as witnesses 

John Gary Reg r Natha 1 Paine 

Entered Jan r y 27 : 17 10 By John Cary Regist r 

[James Brown's Inventory *] 

The Inventory of the Estate of M r James Brown of Swanzey 
In the County of Bristol Esqu r : Deceased : October : y e 29 : 
1710 

Imp 1 " two Coten & linin shirts 
to other wearing Cloeaths 
to Books of all sorth 
to a Letter Case 
to one Bed and Bedsted and all furniture belonging 

theretoo 
to two Beds and Beding in y e Chambers 
to sheets and napkinds & other linnin 
to two Chists & a box & a Coberd 
to ten Chairs 
to Puter Iron and Brace f 
to two tables one bench & a Looking glas 
to wooden vesels 
to one axe wool & feathers 
to two steirs 2 Cows and 2 heifers and winter meet 

provided 13 ° 

* Transcribed from the original document. f Recorded " Brass." 



I 








5 








2 











4 





10 








09 








04 








01 


10 





02 


04 





07 


1 S 





01 








00 


8 





00 


10 






02 


10 





OI 


°5 





OI 


16 





°3 


10 





02 








04 


c 





00 


10 





00 


02 






166 The Will and Inventory of James Brown 

to ten sheep 

to a yong meare 

to five swine 

to Thirty Bushils of Corn 

to one negro man servent 

to one ox 

to a smooing * Iron & 5 pounds yearn 

to one hathel f 

73 °4 o 

The above perticulers amounting to sum of £ji> : °4 : ° 
Taken November y e 15 : 17 10 by us subscribers 

to The Housing orchards Lands Devided and unde- 
vided in Swanzey Rehoboth <Sc Narragansit y e 
sum of 350 1 00 s o d 

the totall to the whole amounting to 42 1 1 14 s o d 

Taken by y e subscribers Decen br 20 th 17 10 

Samuel : mason 

Thomas Allin 

Joseph Mason 

Bristol ss : m rs Lidia Brown of Swanzey widow Executrix 
of the Last will & Testament of James Brown Esq r late of 
Swanzey Deceased Appeared before me Nathaniel Paine Esq r 
Judge of the Probate of wills &c within the County of Bristol 
and made Oath that the Inventory above written Containes the 
whole of the Estate the said Deceased dyed seized of and is 
Come to her Knowledge & that when she knows of any more 
she will Reveal it that it may be of Record with these presents 
January 11 : 1 7 1 o 
John Cary Reg r Nath 11 Paine 

Bristol ss In the 3 d Book folio 8 Jan r y 27 th 17 10 the above 
written was Entered By John Cary Reg r 

[Bond of the Executrix] 

The bond of the Executrix is on a printed form and bears 
the autograph signatures of the widow, Lidia t Brown, and her 
two sureties, Jabez Howland, Jr., and Josiah Howland, both of 
Bristol, and of the two witnesses, Thomas Howland and John 
Cary. 

The bond was dated 11 January, 1 710/11, and provided 
that an inventory should be presented on or before 10 February, 
1 7 10/ 1 1 and an account of the administration on or before 
10 February, 1711/12. 

* Recorded " smoothing." t Recorded " Hacthel." J Sic. 



Records from the Burial Ground at Kingston, Mass. 167 



DEATH RECORDS FROM THE ANCIENT BURIAL 
GROUND AT KINGSTON, MASS. 

{Continued from page go) 

LOBDELL 

Jeremiah, in No. Carolina, Nov. 21, 18 18, 30 yrs. 
Maria (Mrs.), May 17, 1831, 36 yrs. 
Lor 1 no 

Bathsheba, widow of Ignatius of Plympton, Sept. 21, 1807, 
74 yrs. 

LOTHROP 

Benjamin (Capt.), Sept. 23, 1787, 84th yr. 
Ruth, wife of Capt. Benjamin, Nov. 3, 1778, 61st yr. 
Lucas 

David, Apr. 25, 1796, 50th yr. 
John, son of David and Lydia, in infancy. 
Lydia, widow of David, Apr. 4, 18 16, 66 yrs. 
Mary, dau. of David and Lydia, in infancy. 
Lull 

Lucy, widow of Simon, Dec. 6, 1857, 68 yrs. 
Simon, June 27, 1850, 76 yrs. 
Maccarty 

John, son of Rev. Thaddeus and Mary, born Aug. 16, 1745, 

died Sept. 1, 1745. 
Thaddeus, son of Rev. Thaddeus and Mary, born July 29, 1744, 

died Aug. 25, 1745. 
McLauthlin 

Almira B., dau. of Elisha and Abigail, June 23, 1825, 1 yr. 

9 mos. 10 dys. 
Ann, dau. of Capt. Robert and Pamelia, July 23, 18 14, 5 yrs. 

9 mos. 1 dy. 
Asenath, wife of Daniel, May 18, 1828, 69 yrs. 10 mos. 
Daniel, Sept. 12, 1830, 86 yrs. 
Elisha, May 26, 1836, 70 yrs. 7 mos. 14 dys. 
Harvey, Aug. 30, 1820, 23 yrs. 4 mos. 13 dys. 
Jane, widow of Joseph, June n, 1830, 71st yr. 
Jane, July 13, 1837, 45 yrs. 9 mos. 23 dys. 
Jedidah, widow of John Jr., Nov. 4, 1815, 74 yrs. 
John, Sept. 14, 1772, 77th yr. 
John Jr., Sept. 14, 1776. 39 yrs. 4 mos. 17 dys. 
Joseph, Feb. 23, 18 19, 65 yrs. 
Judith (Miss), Dec. 16. 1852, 51 yrs. 
Lydia W., dau. of Joseph and Deborah, Dec. 6, 1834, 14 yrs. 4 

mos. 9 dys. 



1 68 Records from the Burial Ground at Kingston, Mass. 

McLauthlin (Continued*) 

Mahala, dau. of Joseph and Deborah, Sept. 22, 1823, 7 mos. 14 

dys. 
Margaret, widow of John. Apr. 10, 1794, 79 yrs. 10 mos. 10 dys. 
Margaret, dau. of Joseph and Jane, May 28, 1799, x 5 > TS - 

wanting 10 dys. 
Mary, wife of Robert, Oct. 24, 1S18, 84 yrs. 
Miller, in England, Feb. 11. 18 19. 39 yrs. 
Nancy H., dau. of Elisha and Abigail, Feb. 29, 1824, 2 yrs. 

1 mo. 4 dys. 

Olive, widow of Elisha. Dec. 12, 1842, 73 yrs. 

Pamelia, wife of Capt. Robert, Mar. 10, 1S16, 35 yrs. 

Peggy, July 29, 1776, 28th yr. 

Peggy, dau. of Robert and Man*, Oct. 18, 18 15, 40 yrs. 

Peter West, at sea, Apr. 27, 181 1, 25 yrs. 

Polly, Feb. 8, 1779, 22 yrs. 8 mos. 28 dys. 

Prudence, dau. of Daniel and Asenath, May 25, 1793, 1 yr. 

2 mos. 4 dys. 

Rizpah, wife of John, Aug. 16, 1S20, 35 yrs. 

Robert, Sept. 6, 1825, 85 yrs. 

Robert (Capt.), Dec. 28, 1836, 66 yrs. 6 mos. 10 dys. 

Ruth, dau. of Robert and Mary, Feb. 25, 1S28, 55 yrs. 6 mos. 
25 dys. 
Mitchell 

Abigail, Aug. 21, 1848. 52 yrs. 7 mos. 

Benjamin, Nov. 27, 1802, 76th yr. 

Benjamin, son of John and Joanna, Apr. 25, 1811, 13 yrs. 4 mos. 
17 dys. 

Ezra, Mar. 16, 181 2, 47 yrs. 

Joanna, widow of John, June 3, 1843, 82 yrs. 4 mos. 

John, Nov. 19, 1822, 60 yrs. 

Molly, Jan. 29, 1846, 88 yrs. 

Sarah, Aug. 19, 1854, 87 yrs. 5 dys. 
Morton 

Canelm, son of Ebenezer and Susannah, Sept. 17, 1745, 1 yr. 
6 mos. 

John F., Jr., son of John F. and Maria, Jan. 24, 1846, 5 mos. 

Kezia, dau. of Ezra and Kezia, May 17, 18 17, 19 yrs. 

Kezia, wife of Capt. Ezra, Jan. 5, 1827, 53 yrs. 
Partridge 

Mar)-, wife of John, Nov. 12, 1742, 80 yrs. 11 mos. 27 dys. 
Perkins 

, son of Nathan and Man', Jan. 1, i747> 6 mos. 10 dys. 

Bennet, son of Nathan and Man', Dec. 16, 1754* 1 y r - 7 nios. 

Daniel, Aug. 9, 1801, 28th yr. 

Daniel, son of Seth and Mary, Oct. 24, 18 12, 20 yrs. 3 mos. 

5 d >' s - 
Mary, widow of Seth, Aug. 13, 1842, 70 yrs. 1 mo. 

Seth, Dec. 8, 18 18, 52 yrs. 



Records from the Bitrial Ground at Kingston, Mass. 169 

Phillips 

Hannah, wife of Joseph, Apr. 2, 1793, 21 yrs. 

Hannah Eaton, dau. of Joseph and Hannah, Oct. 25, 1793, 
7 mos. 2 1 dys. 
Phinnly 

John, Oct. 11, i;S7,9istyr. 
Prince 

Deborah, widow of Kimball, Mar. 4, 1826, 96 yrs. 

Elizabeth, widow of Dea. John, Mar. 2S, 1S54, 84. yrs. 2 mos. 

10 dys. 

John (Deac), June 30, 1824, 57th yr. 

Kimball, Apr. 10, 18 14, 8S yrs. 

Lydia, widow of Capt. Thomas, Oct. 22, 1809, 86 yrs. 

Lydia, dau. of Noah and Olive, Apr. 25, 1837, 1 yr. 11 mos. 
25 dys. 

Thomas (Capt.), Jan. 5, 1768, 47 yrs. 3 mos. 2 dys. 

Thomas, Oct. 17, 1783, 28th yr. 
Rand 

Bridget, wife of Rev. William, June 29, 1777, 77 yrs. 

Judith, wife of William, Feb. 16, 1764, ^ > TS * 

Rebecca, widow of Rev. William, July 14, 1801, 90 yrs. 

Samuel, son of Samuel and Lydia, Nov. 19, 1787, 1 mo. 

William, Jr., Mar. 10, 1769, 36 yrs. 

William (Rev.), Mar. 14, 1779, 79 vrs - wanting 7 dys. 
Randall 

Perez, Mar. 11, 1786, 70th yr. 
Ransom 

Joshua, son of Thaddeus and Martha, Jan. 23, 1776, 1 yr. 

11 mos. 27 dys. 

Thaddeus, Dec. 11, 1783, 42 yrs. wanting 10 dys. 
Read 

Martha, wife of Abraham, Sept. 21, 17S8, 57th yr. 
Ring 

Andrew, son of Capt. Andrew and Zeruiah, Sept. 13, 1729, 1 yr. 

11 mos. 29 dys. 
Andrew, Feb. 18, 1799, 30th yr. 
Francis, Sept. 27, 1820, 82 yrs. 7 mos. 19 dys. 
Mary, wife of Eleazar, Nov. 28, 1730, 65th yr. 
Mary, wife of Francis, Sept. 5, 1832, 8^ yrs. 9 mos. ■ 
Samuel, May 8, 1768, 74 yrs. 1 mo. 15 dys. 
Ripley 

Abigail, dau. of Capt. Hezekiah and Abigail, Oct. 17, 1754* 

6 weeks, 4 dys. 
Abigail, widow of Capt. Hezekiah, May 24, 1795, 77th yr. 
David, son of William and Hannah, Mar. 21, 1739, 4 )' rs - rI 

mos. 11 dys. 
Hannah, dau. of Lewis and Martha, Jan. 7, 1838, 3 yrs. 5 mos. 
20 dys. 



170 Records from the Burial Ground %t Kingston, Mass. 

Ripley {Continued) 

Hannah Lewis, dau. of Lewis and Martha, Oct. 30, 1842. 3 yrs. 

7 mos. 1 1 dys. 
Hezekiah (Capt.), Aug. 30, 177S. 62 yrs. 
Martha, wife of Lewis, Jan. 3, 1843, 33 )' rs - JI mos - 22 dys. 
Mary (Miss), Aug. 16, 1S40. 70 yrs. 
Mercy, dau. of William and Hannah, Mar. 15, 1739, 6 yrs. 10 

mos. 19 dys. 
Otis Lewis, son of Lewis and Martha, Jan. 7, 1838, 9 mos. 22 

dys. 
Otis Lewis, son of Lewis and Martha, May 21, 1842, 1 yr. 2 

mos. 2 1 dys. 

ROBBINS 

Augusta D., dau. of Capt. Charles and Emily, Jan. 29, 1829, 

2 mos. 
Charles, son of Capt. Charles and Emily, Oct. 22, 1823, 2 mos. 

16 dys. 
Charles Jr., son of Capt. Charles and Emily, July 15, 1834, 4 

yrs. 5 mos. 
Emily F., dau. of Capt. Charles and Emily, Aug. 22, 1826, 5 

yrs. 2 mos. 
Nathan, son of Capt. Charles and Emily, Oct. 25, 1826, 2 mos. 
Russell 

Betsey Foster, wife of George, May 21, 1805, 26th yr. 

George, Esq., May 6, 1822, 47th yr. 

Nancy, dau. of George and Betsey F., Sept. 23, 1805, 5 mos. 

23 dys. 
Sampson 

Anne, Oct. 2, 1836, 78 yrs. 

Benjamin, Apr. 19, 1758, 72nd yr. 

Benjamin, Dec. 1, 1778, 50th yr. 

Benjamin, Feb. 9, 1794, 35th yr. 

Benjamin, Oct. 22, 1832, 37 yrs. 

Bethany, wife of Croade, Mar. 2, 1823. 50th yr. 

Chandler, son of Croade and Bethany, Apr., 1800, 6 weeks. 

Charles, Aug. 18, 1839, 32 yrs. 

Cornelius, son of Cornelius and Desire, Mar. 29, 1761, 2 mos. 

11 dys. 
Cornelius, son of Cornelius and Desire, June 23, 1794? 2 4 tn y r « 
Cornelius, Mar. 1, 1796, 72 yrs. 
Croade, Oct. 4, 1836, 72 yrs. 
Crocker, July 7, 1823, 74 yrs. 
Deborah, Nov. 8, 1769, 38th yr. 
Deborah (Miss), Nov. 16, 1788, 27th yr. 
Deborah, dau. of Azel and Lucy, Feb. 4, 1829, 2 yrs. 6 mos. 
Desire, widow of Cornelius, Jan. 22, 1804, 78th yr. 
Desire, Dec. 18, 1829, 6 3 > TS - 
Eleanor T., dau. of Rowland and Elizabeth, Apr. 26, 1816, 

5 yrs. 3 mos. 26 dys. 



Records from the Burial Ground at Kingston, Mass. 171 

Sam pson" ( Continued} 

Elisha, son of John and Priscilla of Duxbury, Apr. 4, 1748, 

18 yrs. 
Eliza, dau. of Col. Joseph and Judith, July 13, 1799, 3 yrs. 

3 mos. 
Eliza, dau. of Mrs. Priscilla, Jan. 19, 18 10, 8 yrs. 10 mos. 7 dys. 
Elizabeth, widow of Howland, Apr. 16, 1842, 74th yr. 
Esther, widow of Benjamin, June 17, 1782, 45 yrs. 
George, son of Oliver and Sally, July 6, 179S, 3 yrs. 2 mos. 

18 dys. 
George, son of Benjamin and Priscilla, May 8, 1825, 33 yrs. 
Gideon, son of Croade and Bethany, Apr., 1S01, 1 week. 
Howland, July 5, 1S40, 86 yrs. 
Infant son of Benjamin and Sally, Sept. 19, 1841. 
Jane, wife of Samuel, Nov. 8, 1793, 54 yrs. n mos. 17 dys. 
Jeremiah, Sept. 23, 1830, 74 yrs. 
Joseph (Col), Aug. 10, 1804, 54th yr. 
Joseph, Esq., born Feb. 25, 1799. died Dec. 6, 1844. 
Josiah, son of Benjamin and Rebecca, Apr. 28, 1732, 6 mos. 

2 dys. 

Lucy, dau. of Benjamin and Sally, Apr. 10, 1838, 3 yrs. 3 mos. 

Lydia, wife of Samuel, June 1, 1796, 44 yrs. 2 mos. 17 dys. 

Micah, Oct. 11, 1740, 23 yrs. 8 mos. 15 dys. 

Oliver, Sept. 26, 181 2, 59 yrs. 

Priscilla, dau. of Cornelius and Desire, Sept. 20, 1776, 21st yr. 

Priscilla, widow of Benjamin, Apr. 6, 1838, 72 yrs. 

Rebecca, dau. of Benjamin and Rebecca, Aug. 24, 1748, 22 yrs. 

3 mos. 27 dys. 

Rebecca, widow of Benjamin, Apr. 14, 1769, 81st yr. 

Rebecca, dau. of Cornelius and Desire, Dec. n, 1779, 28th yr. 

Rebecca, wife of Constant, Jan. 19, 1807, 30th yr. 

Rebecca, widow of Crocker, June 27, 1844, 81 yrs. 6 mos. 

Sarah (Miss), Mar. 29, 1792, 46th yr. 

William W., son of Benjamin and Sally, Apr. 2, 1838, 7 yrs. 

3 mos. 
Sever 

Ann Warren, dau. of Hon. William and Sarah, Jan. 19, 1788, 

25 yrs. 
James, son of Nicholas and Sarah, Sept. 21, 1745, 12th yr. 
James, Dec. 16, 1845, 84 yrs. 
Jane Russell, wife of James, June 5, 1840, 67 yrs. 
John (Doct), Dec. 26, 1760, 30th yr. 
John, Nov. 7, 1803, 37 yrs. 

Judith, dau. of Dr. John and Judith, Apr. 7, 1759. 4 y rs - 3 mos - 
Mercy Russell, widow of Hon. William, Feb. 9, 1810, 72 yrs. 
Nancy Russell, widow of John, May 14, 1848, 81 yrs. 
Nicholas, Apr. 7, 1764, 84 yrs. 
Sarah, wife of Nicholas. Aug. 25, 1756, 65th yr. 
Sarah Warren, wife of Hon. William, Mar. 15. 1797. 67 yrs. 



172 Records from the Burial Ground at Kingston, Mass. 

Sever {Continued} 

Thomas Russell, son of James and Jane, Sept. 15, 1836, 3S yrs. 

William (Hon.), June 15, 1809, 80 yrs. 
Simmons 

James, Apr. 28, 1S22, 41 yrs. 

Joseph, son of Noah and Molly, Jan. 19, 1807, 22nd yr. 

Julia, wife of Peleg, Apr. 5, 1844, 28 yrs. 

Lydia, dau. of Noah and Molly, Nov. 9, 179 1, 1 mo. 23 dys. 

Lydia H., Sept. 11, 1838, 18 yrs. 

Martin, son of Noah and Molly, Nov. 29, 1794, 10 mos. 3 dys. 

Noah, son of Noah and Molly, Nov. 27, 1776, 1 yr. 5 dys. 

Oliver, son of Noah and Molly, Feb. 10, 1786, 3 yrs. 1 mo. 
22 dys. 

Sally T., dau. of James, Nov. 12, 1827, 19 yrs. 
Snow 

Elizabeth, wife of Benjamin, July 20, 1804, 39th yr. 
Soule 

Lydia, widow of Samuel, Mar. 29, 1834, 55 yrs. 8 mos. 9 dys. 

Samuel, Apr. 18, 1833, 58 yrs. 2 mos. 
Stacy 

Joseph, son of Rev. Joseph and Patience, Aug. 4, 1728, 7 weeks, 
3 dys. 

Joseph (Rev.), Aug. 25, 1741, 47 yrs. 

Patience, wife of Rev. Joseph, Jan. 31, 1729/30, 33rd yr. 

Patience, dau. of Rev. Joseph and Patience, Feb. 7, 1729/30, 
14 nights. 
Stetson 

Abigail, widow of Elisha, May 6, 1761, 78 yrs. 1 mo. 

Deborah S., dau. of Elisha and Olive, Apr. 4, 183 1, 27 yrs. 

Elisha, Feb. 11, 1755, 69 yrs. 11 mos. 13 dys. 

Elisha, Aug. 28, 1803, 85th yr. 

Elisha, Mar. 23, 1837, 73 yrs. 

Leonice, dau. of Samuel and Huldah, June 8, 1782, 7 mos. 

24 dys. 

Marthy S., dau. of Elisha and Olive, Feb. 25, 1802, 3 yrs. 

Olive, wife of Elisha, July 27, 1831, 63 yrs. 

Sarah, dau. of Elisha and Sarah, Dec. 4, 1761, 15 yrs. wanting 

25 dys. 

Sarah, widow of Elisha, Oct. 26, 1804, 83rd. yr. 
William, son of Elisha and Olive, July 26, 1800, 6 yrs. 

[To be continued) 



Isaac 2 Allcrtoris Will 173 



ISAAC 2 ALLERTQN'S WILL 

Communicated by Ml Waiter S. Allerton 

Isaac 2 Allerton, the son of Isaac 1 Allerton and Fear 2 
Brewster {Elder William 1 ), was bom at Plymouth about 1630. 
When his father removed to New Amsterdam in 163S he re- 
mained at Plymouth with his grandfather Elder Brewster, by 
whom he was being educated, ?~id graduated from Harvard 
College in 1650, when he joined his father and was associated 
with him in business at New Amsterdam, New Haven, Virginia 
and elsewhere. After his fath^-'s death at New Haven in 1659 
he removed to the plantation which had been acquired about 
ten years before on the Machoatick River, a small tributary 
of the Potomac, in Westmoreland County, Virginia, and resided 
there until his death in 1702. This plantation is laid down on 
Herrmann's map of Virginia and Maryland, made in 1670, and 
as a planter Isaac 2 Allerton was successful, and was prominent 
in the civil and military affairs of the colony. He was a Justice 
*>f the Peace, several times a member of the House of Burgesses 
and of the Governor's Council, and in 1699 Naval Officer and 
Receiver of the Virginia duties in Westmoreland County, in- 
cluding Yeocomico River. In 1691 Isaac 2 Allerton, John Armi- 
stead and Richard Lee the younger refused to take the oath 
of allegiance to William and Mary and resigned from the 
Governor's Council, and they were accused of being papists, 
certainly a strange accusation to bring against the grandson 
and pupil of Elder Brewster. In 1675 a joint expedition 
against the Indians was arranged by Virginia and Maryland, 
and the Virginia troops were commanded by Col. John Wash- 
ington (great-grandfather of George Washington), Col. George 
Mason and Major Isaac Allerton, and in 1683 he was Lieuten- 
ant-Colonel of the Westmoreland Militia. 

leaac 2 Allerton was first married about 1652, probably at 
New Haven, but his first wife, of whom little is known except 
that her first name was Elizabeth, undoubtedly died before his 
removal to Virginia, where he again married, about 1663, Eliza- 
beth, daughter of Capt. Thomas Willoughby, who was then the 
widow of Major George Colclough, and who is also said to have 
had for her first husband Simon Overzee, a Hollander. 



174 IsaaP Allerton" s Will 

[Notes on the Will of Isaac 2 Allerton] 

Cople Parish occupied the lower or eastern part of West- 
moreland County. It would seem that in 1702 there was but 
one church, but at a later date there were two, at Yeocomico 
in the east, and Nominy in the west. 

Sarah Lee was the second child of Isaac 2 Allerton by his 
second wife, Elizabeth Willoughb'y, and must have been born 
about 1670, for the inscription on the tomb of Hancock Lee 
says : "and Sarah his last wife, daughter of Isaac Allerton Esq., 
who departed this life the 17th May, Anno Domo 173 1, Aeta 
60 years." 

From the mention of a grandson Allerton Newton it is 
generally assumed that Isaac 2 Allerton had a fourth daughter 
whose first name is unknown, but it is equally possible that he 
was the son of Sarah by a first husband, and this would account 
for the joint devise of lands to them. 

Elizabeth Heirs was the eldest child of Isaac 2 Allerton, and 
was born at New Haven, September 2J, 1653. She married first, 
December 23, 1675, Benjamin Starr, who died in 1678, and 
second, July 22, 1679, Simon Eyres, Hyres or Hires. 

Frances 3 Allerton, who married Capt. Samuel Travers, was 
probably the youngest child of Isaac 2 Allerton. Willoughby 3 
Allerton was probably the first child of Isaac 2 Allerton and 
his second wife Elizabeth Willoughby. Like his father he was 
successful as a planter and prominent in civil and military life 
in the colony, and died in 1724. 

The several bequests of tobacco in this will no doubt appear 
singular to us at this day, and a young girl who should now 
receive a thousand pounds upon her seventeenth birthday would 
no doubt be somewhat surprised, but at that time and in Vir- 
ginia, where English money was scarce, tobacco was the com- 
mon currency and measure of value, as beaver skins were at 
one time in some of the northern colonies. 

[Isaac 2 Allerton 's Will *] 

In the name of God Amen the 25 th day of October in the 
first year of the reign of our most gracious sovereign Lady 
Ann, by the grace of God and etc. Annoyi Domini 1702 — I, 
Isaac Allerton, of the C°. of Westmoreland in the Colony of 
Virginia, Esq r . being sick and week of body, but of sound and 
perfect memory thanks be to almighty God for the same, do 

♦Recorded in Westmoreland County, Virginia, Book 3, page 115. Proved 
Dec. 30, 1702. 



Isaac 1 Allertoris Will 175 

make this my last will and testament in manner & form follow- 
ing, revoking & absolutely annulling by these presents all & 
every will & wills, testament and none other. 

Imprimis I give my soul to God who gave it and my body 
to the earth from whence it came to be buryed in decent and 
christian manner as to my executors hereafter named shall be 
thought meet and convenient there to remain till the joyful 
resurrection trusting through the merits death and passions of 
my Saviour Jesus Christ to have full and free pardon for all my 
sins & to inherit everlasting life. And as tuching the disposi- 
tion of all such temporal Estate as it has pleased Almighty 
God to bestow upon me I do order, give and dispose thereof in 
manner & form following viz. 

Item — I give and bequeath the sum of ten pounds sterling 
to the church of Cople parish to be disposed of by my executors 
hereafter named for ornament for the sd church. Item — I 
will that all my just debts be pd duly and punctually. Item — 
I give bequeath and devise to my dear daughter Sarah Lee & 
my grandson Allerton Newton two tracks of land lying and 
being in the County of Stafford . (viz) one track of one thou- 
sand & fifty acres and the other track of six hundred acres to 
be equally divided between them To have and to hold the sd 
two tracks of land to them the sd Sarah Lee & Allerton 
Newton and the heirs of their bodies lawfully begotten to be 
equally divided between them as aforesaid. 

Item I give bequeath & devise to my dear daughter Eliza- 
beth Starr als. Heirs who lives in New England six hundred 
acres of land part of a dividend of one & twenty hundred & 
fifty acres lying and being on South side of Rappahannock 
River to her the sd Elizabeth & such of her children as she 
shall dispose of the same to, but in case the sd Elizabeth be 
dead before the date of this my will I will & devise the sd six 
hundred acres of land to her eldest son and to his heirs forever. 

Item — I give and bequeath to my sd daughter Elizabeth 
Heirs the sum of two thousand pounds of tobacco to be pd 
upon demand. And forasmuch as my daughter Traverse has 
had a sufficient part or proportion of my estate given her in 
consideration of marriage I do therefore for memorial sake give 
unto her three daughters Elizabeth, Rebecca & Winifred Trav- 
erse the sum of one thousand pounds of tobacco apeice to be 
pd them at the yrs of seventeen or the day of marriage which 
• s hall first happen. Item — I give and bequeathe to my grand- 
son Allerton Newton the sum of one thousand pounds of 
tobacco to be pd at the yrs of one & twenty. 



iy6 Plymoiithy Mass., Vital Records 

Item — I do publish & declare my intent and meaning that 
the above legacies given to my sd daughter ; grandson and grand 
daughters be deemed & taken to be in lieu & full satisfaction 
of their filial portions or childs parts of my Estate. 

Item — I give bequeath and devise all the remaining part 
of my land & tenements not above bequeathed how and where- 
soever situate & being to my well beloved son Willoughby 
Allerton and to his heirs forever. 

Lastly, I make ordain constitute & appoint my sd son 
Willoughby Allerton Executor of this my last will and testa- 
ment to whom I also give & bequeath all my personal Estate, 
goods & Chattels, real and personal of what kind, sort or 
quality soever the same be. And in witness that this is my 
last will and testament I hereunto set my hand and seal the 
day and year first above written. 

Signed sealed & published Isaac Allerton (Seal) 

in the prence of 
Humphrey Morriss 
John Gerrard 
Dan 1 . Oceany. 



PLYMOUTH, MASS., VITAL RECORDS 

{Continued from Vol. V, p. 100) 

[p. 66] The Children of Job Cushman and Lidiah Cushman his Wife 
i Meriah Born february y e 16 i7f 

2 Job ..Born february y e 20 . 17 jj 

3 lidiah Born on y e last Day of October 17 18 

The Children of Jonathan Barnes & Sarah barnes his Wife 

1 Sarah born on y e 9 th of October 1709 

2 Rebecah born March 14 1711 

3 Lydia born January 30 th 17 14/5 

The Children of Abraham Jackson, and Mary his Wife 

1 . Mary Jackson Borne, Oct b 7 . 1742. 

2 . Abraham Jackson borne, June, 2 . 1744 . Deceas d July 1744. 
The Children of Samuel : Wetherhead & Abigaill His Wife 

1 : John Borne September y e 20 th 1708 : 

2 . Rebekah Born September y e 17 th 171 1 

The Children of Abraham Jackson, and Bethiah his Wife. 

1 . Isaac Jackson Borne July 28 th 1745- 

2 . Margaret Jackson Born, March 5 th i747/' 8 - 



Plymouth, Mass., Vital Records 177 

[p. 67] The Children of Hunphry Turner and Mary Turner his Wife 

1 Mary born June y e 10 th 1694 

2 Ephraini born on y e first of March 169 \ 

3 Humphray born October 19 th 1699 

4 Joseph b'»rn June 10 th 1702 

5 prictfa born ffebruary 15 th 160$ * 

6 Bcthiah born December 24 1709 

The Children of Joseph Morton and Mary Morton his Wife 

1 Joseph born on y e 17 th of January 1710 — Deceased January 5 th 

2 Joseph born October 25 17 n 

3 hanna born June 29 th 17 13 

4 Ezekel born Aprill 26 17 18 

The Children of James Swinnerton & Martha his Wife 

1 William Swinnerton born March 28 th 1745. 

2 Martha Swinnerton born, Mar : 25 : 1747 

The Children of Josiah Morton & Elizabeth Morton his Wife 

1 Henery born on y e 9 th of November 171 1 Decased October 17 th 

i7 2 3 

2 Josiah born on y e 10 th of Desember 17 13 

3 Elizabeth born y e 14 th of aprill 17 16 She Deceased May 5 th 17 17 

4 Ruth bom on y e 25 of March 17 18 

5 a Son born July 24-1720 . Deceased August 12 th 1720 

7 t a Daughter born April 29 th 1722 . Deceased May 15 th 1722 

8 a Son born April 24 th 1723 . Deceased May 17 th 1723 

9 a daughter born August 16 th 1724 . Deceased September 4 th 

1724 
10 Elizabeth born July 25 th 1730. 

[p. 68] The Children of Daved Bates and Abigaill bates his Wife 

1 Remember born on y e 10 th of December 17 n 

2 David born agust 16 th 17 13 

3 Joseph born on y e 6 th of September 17 15 

4 Mary born September 14 th 17 17 

5 Abigail born on y e 18 th of agust 17 19 

6 Lydia born february 24 th 172 1/2 

7 Ann born August 30 th 1724 

The Children of Ebenazar Dunham and ann Dunham his Wife 

1 Seth born on y e 10 th of Desember 1708 

2 Patience born ffebruary 5 th 170-^ 

The Children of Samuell Harlow, & Marcy his Wife. 

1 Sam 11 Harlow Born, Oct r 22 . 1747. 

2 Marcy Harlow Born Oct r 20 . 1749 . Deceased Sep 1 29 . 1750 

3 Marcy Harlow Born April 10 . 1752 

* Plainly an error for " i7of." 

t Between " 3 Elizabeth " and ,; 4 Ruth " was written "4 John born June 18th 
• 7*6," which was crossed out. This doubtless caused the confusion in the 
numbering. 



178 Plymouth, Mass., Vital Records 

4.Jerusha Harlow Born, Feb 1 "? 13 . 1754 

5 Josiah Harlow . Born JanT 2 nd 1756 

6 James Harlow. Born Xov r 23 rd 1757 Deceas d Jan r y 10 th 175S 

7 George Harlow Born Jan r v 18 th 1759 

The Children of Joseph Mitchel and Bathshua Mitchel his Wife 

1 Sarah born on y* 16 th of August 17 n Deceased about 10 months 

old 

2 Hanna born ffebruary 1 4 th 1 7 1 1 

3 Joseph born October 28 17 14 Deceased July 16 th 17 15 

4 John born June 18 th 17 16 

5 Mary born ffebruary 2 d 17JI 

6 Sarah born October 14 th 17 19 

7 Bathsheba born Agust 10 : 1721 

8 Alee born July 21 st 1723 . Deceased about 14 months old 
Joseph born January 4 th 1724/5 

Benjamin 1728 * 
Martha 1731 * 
Ruth* 

[p. 69] The Children of Robert Barrows and Bethyah Barrows his 
Wife 

1 Jabiz born on y e 1 i th of October 171 1 

2 Lamuel born on y e 25 th of March 17 14 

3 Thomas born September 13 th 17 16 

The Children of Thomas Pitts & Mary his Wife 

1 . A Daughter Not Named . Born July 23 rd 1745 . Deceas d Aug st 

7 th 1745 

2 . Mary Pitts, Born Oct b 16 th 1748. 

The Children of flrances Curtice and Hannah Curtice his Wife 

1 James born on y e 20 th of January 1701 

2 Elkana born Desember 1703 

3 flrances born Agust 10 th 1705 Drown d in Carolina in Dec r 1739 

4 Nathaniel born in March 1707 

5 Silvanus born in ffebruary 170^° 

6 Hannah born about y e Last July 171 2 

7 Lydiaborn about y e Midle of June 17 18 

8 Zacheus born about y e Midle of June 1720 

The Children of Elisha Studson & Abigaiel Studson his Wife 

1 Sarah born Agust 26 th 1708 

2 Eglah born October 7 th 17 10 

3 Zeresh born November 29 17 12 

4 hopstill born May 21 17 15 

The Child of Lemuell Churchell, and Lydia his Wife 
Nathaniel Churchell Born March 29 th 1748. 

Lydia Churchell the W T ife of Lemuell Churchell above Deceas d Sep' 
y e 20 th 175 1 

* These names are in a modern hand 



Estates of William- Muffins and His Daughter Sarah* 179 

The Children, of Lemuell Churchell, & Abigail his Wife, 

1 Lemuell Churchell Born June 9 th 1754. 

2 Abigail Churchell Born . Feb"? 5 th 1756 

3 Ezra Churchell Born, Oct r 11 . 1758. • 

( To be continued) 



THE ESTATES OF WILLIAM 2 MULLINS AND HIS 

DAUGHTER SARAH 3 (MULLINS) (GANNETT) 

(SAVILL) FAXON AND OF HER 

THREE HUSBANDS 

{Continued from page 48) 

In our January issue we printed the settlements of the 
estates of William 2 Mullins ( William 1 ) and of his daughter 
Sarah's three husbands, Thomas Gannett, William Savill and 
Thomas Faxon. In this issue we give the settlement of Sarah 
Faxon's estate, with other records relating to her father and 
herself. 

The earliest reference to William 2 Mullins on the Plymouth 
Colony records is under date of 2 October, 1637, when ten 
acres of upland were granted to Edmund Hawes at Duxbury, 
lying across Green Harbor Path next to William Mullins on the 
south side.* 

On 6 April, 1640, ten acres of upland were granted to 
William Mullins across Green Harbor Path, between the lands 
of Edmund Hawes and John Tisdall.f 

He next appears, as an inhabitant of Duxbury, in the list of 
males between the ages of sixteen and sixty, taken in August, 

16434 

Aspinwall's Notarial Record, under the year 1648 (old style), 
contains the following note about him : 

15 . (u)§ W m Mullings & John Cuddington did uppon oath testifie that 
Hugh Burt of Linne was sonne of John Burt some times of Dorking in 
Surrey deceased and Elder Brother of Tho : Burt late of Dorking aiores d 
deceased . taken uppon oath before John Winthrop Governo' : [Boston 
Record Com. Reports, xxxii : 190] 

*Plym. Col. Reds., Court Orders, I : 127. f Ibid., I : 229. 

t Plym. Col. Reds., Lists of Freemen, p. 31. § 15 January, 1648/9. 



I So Estates of William- Mullins and His Daughter Sarah* 

Under date of 3 June, 1662, the Colony Court granted him 
land at what is now Middleborough,* and in the Plymouth 
Colony Deeds [III : 21] we find that he received the twenty- 
third lot in the division. This land is probably that mentioned 
in the will of William Nelson, of Plymouth, dated 3 1 October, 
1673, in which Nelson bequeaths to his son William several 
tracts of land at Middleborough, including meadow bought of 
William Mullins. f 

"william mullings dyed the 12 m 12 . 1672, "t at Braintree, 
probably at the house of his daughter, Sarah, the wife of 
Thomas Faxon. As February was the twelfth month in old 
style, dating, this date should be read 12 February, 1672/3. 

As already stated, Sarah 3 Mullins was married three times 
and outlived her last husband. The record of her first marriage, 
to Thomas Gannett of Duxbury and Bridgewater, has not been 
found, but her second and third marriages and the deaths of her 
second and third husbands were recorded at Braintree. The 
records are as follows : 

[I : 125] william Savill and Sarah gannitt were maried the (6) (9) 1655 by 

maior Autherton of dorchester 
[I : 25] william Savill dyed the 2 m° 6 1669 
[I : 126] Thomas ffackson & Sarah Savill widow were Maried 7 th mo 5th 

1670 by M r Tynge 
[I : 35] Thomas flaxen died Novemb 1 " 23* — 16S0. 

The record of the settlement of the estate of William 2 
Mullins [ante, p. 37] proves that Thomas Faxon's wife Sarah 
Savill was the daughter of William Mullins. As she was 
a widow when she married Faxon and the records show that 
William Savill married " Sarah Gannitt," it is necessary to prove 
that "Sarah Gannitt" and Sarah the widow of Thomas Gannett 
.were one and the same person. Thomas Gannett died between 
19 June and 10 July, 1655, leaving everything to his wife Sarah, 
except a shilling and sixpence to his brother Matthew Gannett, 
and in October, 1669 (just after the death of Sarah's second 
husband, William Savill), the Plymouth Court ordered recorded 
certain additional evidence § in regard to the terms of Gannett 's 
will, in order to enable the widow to legally dispose of her first 
husband's lands. That she later conveyed at least part of 
these lands to her brother-in-law Matthew Gannett, and had 
also changed her name to Faxon, is shown by the following 
entry on the " Records of the Purchasers of Bridgewater 
Book I " [page 22] : 

* Court Orders, IV : 19. t Piym. Col. Wills, Vol. IV, Pt. I, p. 54. 

I Braintree Records, I : 25. § Ante, p. 39. 



Estates of William 2 Muffins and His Daughter Sarah* 181 

The Lands of Goody ffackson who was somtime the [*] of Thomas 
Gannett who was before God tooke him Away an Inhabitaunt And A per- 
chacer hear in the towne of Bridgwater whose lands that are Laide out Are 
as folioweth 

And now Mathew Ganuts in the yeare i68| 

The chain of evidence is complete and it has been proved 
that the widow Sarah Faxon had married successively Thomas 
Gannett, William Savill and Thomas Faxon. Her will, printed 
at the end of this article, made 13 August, 1694, and proved 
25 November, 1697, states her age as seventy-three years. She 
was, therefore, born about 162 1. As she gave small legacies 
to her 4< Cousin, Ruth Webb," who was the daughter of John 
and Ruth (Alden) Bass, and to her stepson f Benjamin Savill 
and his wife^ Lydia, and then directed that the remainder of 
her estate should be divided among her "nearest relations" it 
is certain that she left no descendants, and no record has been 
found to show that she ever bore any children. 

The names Mullins, Mullings, Munnings and Manning were 
badly mixed up by the carelessness of recording clerks, and 
a study of the original records, the details of which we have 
not space to give, proves that John Lawton married, in 
1659, not "Johanna Mullings widow," % but Joanna the widow 
of George Munnings. This effectually disposes of the claim 
that she was the widow of a son of William 2 Mullins. 

The Boston records give the marriage, on 7 May, 1656, of 
a William Mullings to the widow Ann Bell, by Richard Belling- 
ham, Deputy Governor.! This was probably William 2 Mullins, 
although complete proof of his identity has not yet been found. 
Ann Bell was the widow of Thomas Bell, of Boston, who died 
7 June, 1655.J The entry, "Anne wife of William Munnings 
deceased the 4 th of December," 1661, probably was intended 
for Anne "Mullings." % 

In conclusion I desire to acknowledge the great assistance 
I have received from Mr. Edward H. Whorf, of our Committee 
on Publication, who has supplied the transcripts of the Braintree 
records, made by him from the original volume, and has freely- 
placed at my disposal the results of an exhaustive study of the 
original records undertaken for the purpose of unraveling the 
Mullins, Mullings, Munnings and Manning tangle. 

*" Husband " was crossed out and "relict" was undoubtedly written above, 
but all of the latter word except the first letter has been worn off. 

t " Son In law " was used at that time in place of the modern term " stepson." 

\ Ninth Report Boston Record Commissioners, pages 51, 56, 71,81. Also 
Suffolk Co. Deeds, Vol. Ill, pages 390-2. 



1 82 Estates of William' 1 Muffins and His Daughter Sarah* 

[Sarah Faxox's Will *] 

The last will and Testament of Sarah Faxson (Widdovv of 
Thomas Faxson late of Braintree Deceas' d : ) aged Seaventy 
three yeares, being weak in body, butt : well In understanding 
& memory, w ch is as followeth 

My Soule I give into the hands, of my most gracious god 
& mercifull father : and Jesus christ my deare redeemer, whom 
I trust hath redeemed itt, from all iniquity, & from eternall 
misserie My bodie I give to the earth, to be decently buryed, 
my worldly goods I give as followeth 

Item I give & bequeath, to my well beloved Cousin, Ruth 
Webb the wife of Peter Webb of Braintree my best feather 
bed with the broadest bolster & the teaking pillow with the 
rugg & blanckett and the best paire of Sheets, and a paire of 
Pillow beers one dowlis one homespun, allso a bellmettle Chaf- 
fingdish &c : to her & her heirs for ever 

Item I give & bequeath to my Daughter In law lidia Savell 
the wife of Benjamin Savell of Braintree my other feather bead 
and after her Decease to her Daughter Sarah Savell : &c 

The rest of my goods or estate, after funerall Charges are 
paide to be divided among my nearest relations 

And this to be my last will : made the thirteenth day of 
August one thousand Six hundred ninty & foure, of which will 
& testament I make and Constitute, my Son In law Benjamin 
Savell of Braintree executor : 

Signed & Sealed In the Sarah fexton her 

presence of : mark f 

Hannah webb 
mary webb 

Suffolke ss. By the Hon ble William Stoughton Esq r Judge of 
Probate &c 

The within written Instrument being presented as the last 
Will and Testament of Sarah Fexton late of Brantrey \\ idow 
dece d by Benjamin Savell Executor therein named. Hannah 
Webb and Mary W r ebb the two Witnesses thereto personally 
appeared before me and made Oath That they were present 
and did see the s d Sarah Fexton signe and seale, and heard 

* Transcribed from the original document in the Suffolk Co., Mass., Probate 
Files. 

t Above this name are what appear to be two attempts of the testatrix to 
sign her own name. Both have been crossed out. 



Estates of William' 1 Mullins and Hi's Dauglitcr Sara/r 183 

her publish the same as her last Will and Testament, she 
being then of sound disposing mind to their best discerning. 
Huston November 25 th 1697. 

Jurat Cor W m Stoughton 

[Letter of Administration] 

[Suff. Prob., XI : 372] 

The Probate of the Will of Sarah Faxon late of Brantrey 
Widow dcct d And Administration granted thereon unto Benja- 
min Savell the Executor in the Same Will named. 

William Stoughton Esq r Commissionated by the Governour 
w th the advice and consent of the Council of his Ma^' 5 Province 
of y e Massachusetts Bay in New England For the granting of 
Probate of Wills and Letters of Administration within the 
County of Suffolke &c . To all unto whome these presents 
shall come Greeting . Know yee That on the Twenty fifth day 
of November in the year of our Lord one Thousand Six hun- 
dred ninety Seven Before me at Boston in the County afores d 
The Will of Sarah Faxon late of Brantrey within the s d County 
Widow dece d to these presents annexed w r as proved approved 
and allowed, Who having while She lived and at the time of 
her death Goods, Chattels, Rights or Credits in the afores d 
County and elsewhere within this Province, For the obtaining 
whereof The Administration of all and Singular the Goods . 
Chattels, Rights and Credits the S d dece d and her Will in any 
manner concerning, was committed unto her Son in Law Ben- 
jamin Savell Executor in the S d Will named . Well & truely 
[P- 373] Truely to administer the Same, And to make a true 
and perfect Inventory of all and Singular the Goods, Chattels, 
Rights and Credits of the s d dece d And to exhibit the Same 
into the Registers Office of the afores d County according to 
Law Also to render a plain and true Accompt of his s d Ad- 
ministration upon Oath In Testimony whereof I have hereunto 
Set my hand and the Seal of the s d Office of Probate Dated 
at Boston afores d the day and yeare aforesaid. 
Is a Addington Reg r W m Stoughton 



184 Bill of Mortality in the South Parish of East ha) 



BILL OF MORTALITY IN THE SOUTH PARISH 
OF EASTHAM, J772-J828 

Communicated by Mr. Stanley W. Smith 

Rev. Jonathan Bascom was pastor of the Congregational 
church in the South Precinct of Eastham from 1772 until his 
death in 1808, when he was succeeded by Rev. Daniel Johnson, 
who continued as pastor until 1S28. In April, 1772, Mr. Bas- 
com began to record in a little blank book, which now contains 
but twenty-six pages, the names of members of his parish who 
died during the year, and this record was kept up by Mr. 
Johnson. Unfortunately neither of these gentlemen seemed 
to think it important to give the exact date of any death. This 
is the more to be regretted since but a small proportion of the 
deaths mentioned in this list are to be found on the town 
records. 

The South Precinct of Eastham was incorporated in the 
year 1797 as the Town of Orleans. 



Bill of mortality in the 
parish of Eastham, 
April, 1772. 
Wife of Josh a Hopkins 
Child of Tho s Mayo 
Moses Cole 
Cap. Gid n Smith. 
Jn° Freeman, Esq r 
W° Hannah Sparrow 
Jesse Snow 
Abiel Crosby 
Wife of Zac. Higgins 
Wife Jesse Nickerson 
Inf* of Edw d Smith 
Wife Amos Knowles 
Wife Jn° Yates 
Abiel Crosby, Ju r 

1773 
Betty Knowles 
Child of Elij h Twining 
Inf* Crisp Rogers 
infant Heman C[worn~\ 
In£* Nath 1 Mirrick 
Marcus Cole 



South (1773 continued) 

begun Inf £ Heman Snow 
Sam 1 Ary 85 
Sarah Cole 
Judah Rogers 
Inf r Josh a Crosby 
Inf 1 Sam 1 Rogers 
Inf 1 Sam 1 Rogers 
Elisha Young 
Inf r Josh a Hopkins 
W° M. Lewis 
W° R. Knowles 
Joshua Rogers 13 
Inf' Dav d Sears 
Wife Benj a Higgin 
Inf c Tho s Ary 
Joshua Cole 
Elisha Linnel 
InF Sam 1 Higgins j[ r ] 

1774 
Wife Dea. Pepper 
Inf 1 Oliver Ary 
[Wi]fe Dan 1 Cole 
Child Sam 1 Higgins 



Bill of Mortality in the South Parish of Eastham 185 



(1774 continued) 
Wife Jon- 1 Twining 
Tho s Sparrow 
Richard Sparrow, 71 
\V° Snow. 76 
Child Seth Knowles 
Child Nathan Higgins 
Inf : Heman Linnel 
Wife Amariah Rogers 
Wife James Higgins 
Joshua Rogers 

1775 
Elkanah Linnel 
Inf 1 Jon a Higgins 
Jon a Bascom 
Wife Theod. Hopkins 
Richard Paine, 70 
Child Henry Rogers 
John Lewis 

Inf 1 Thomas Linnel, Ju r 
Inf 4 W° M. Lewis 
Wife Jon a Linnel, j r 
Mar)- Mirrick 
Asa Mayo, Ju r 
Infant Tho s Ary 
Wife Jon a Hopkins 
Child Benj a Pepper 
Patience Cole 
Joshua Hopkins, j r 
Infant Sam 1 Knowles 
child Eleaz r Freeman 
Mehit 1 Smith 
Child Elij h Twining 
W r ife Jos h Smith 

1776 
W° Snow 

Child Israel Higgins 
Ruth Taylor 
W° Baty 
W° Young 
Wife Paul Higgins 
Wife Jon a Sparrow 
Child Josh a Higgins 
Sam 1 Higgins, 84 
Child Jon a Higgins 
child Jon a Higgi[ns] 



(1776 continued) 
Child Tho s Arey 
Experience Higgins 
Wire W™ Baker 
Child W m Mirrick 
Child Elisha Smith 
Child Elea r Freeman 
W° Esther Sparrow 
child Eben. Harding 
child Josh 3 Crosby 
Child Tho s Linnel, J r 
Wife Edmond Snow- 
James Higgins 

1777 
Child Nehem. Young 
W° Young 

Child Sam 1 Higgins J' 
Child Nathan Murry 
Inf* 01. Ary 
W° Ary, 94 
Jon a Linnel 73 
Child Jn° Yates 
W 7 ife Gid n Baty 
Joseph Freeman 
Child Eleaz r Rogers 
Child Jesse Kenny 
James Higgins, 90 
Inf c Edm d Young 
Bangs atwood 
Lois Snow r 
Inf* Tho s Ary 
Ben. Higgins, 60 
Lydia Twining 
Joshua Linnel 
Jon a Snow 
Enoch Rogers 
Reliance Higgins 
Susanna Rogers 
Inf 1 Eln a Snow 
Inf 1 Elish 3 Higgins 
Child Prince Hig n 
Elis. Twining 
Tim° Twining 
Sarah Sparrow 
Rebec a Smith 
Zed. Higgins 
Wife Hez. Higgins 



1 86 Bill of Mortality in the 


South Parish of Easth 


(1777 continued') 


(1780 continued) 


W° Rogers 


W° Hopkins, 95 


Edm d Freeman, J r 


W° H. Sparrow 82 


Jn° Paine 


Asaph Smith 




Inf 1 Elea Freeman 


1778 


Inf 1 01. Ary 


Inft Higgins 


Wife Eln a Higgins 


Wife Tho* Mayo 


Wife Dea. Higgins, 83 


Child Yates Nickerson 


W° M. Higgins 


W° Mehit 1 Higgins 


W° Dor. Cole, 80 


Amasa Knowles 


Child Tho s Rogers 


Joseph Hamilton 


Abig 1 Smith 


Sam 1 Sears 


Child Tho s Rogers 


Inf 1 Dan 1 Hamilton 


Son Edm d Young 


Inf 1 Dan 1 Hamilton 


Wife Sim n Smith 


Wife Nath 1 Paine 


Theop. Higgins, 83 


Child Josh a Cole 


Isaac Higgins, J r 


Natha 1 Paine 


Micaiah Snow. J r 


Seth Higgins 


Levi Fliggins 


Inf 4 Tho s Ary 




Inf 1 Josh 3 Mayo 


1781 


Sam 1 Knowles 


Inf* Obed. Higgins 


Hatsuld Knowles 


Child Gid n Higgins 


W° Abig 1 Smith 


Richard Knowles 


Wife Abis. Higgins 


Inf 1 Josh a Crosby 


Joseph Freeman 


2 Child a Tho s Twining 


Mary Mayo 


Josiah Yates 




Jn° Knowles 


1779 


Jon a Mayo 


Wife Theo. Hopkins, J r 


Jn° Smith Ju r 


Mercy Yates 


W° Reb. Smith 


Seth Knowles 


W To P. Smith 


Child Isaac Freeman 


Hepz. Smith 


Thorn 55 Rogers 


Sam 1 Mirrick 


Child Elea. Freeman 


Dan 1 Cole, 73 


Rich d Higgins 


Wife Hez. Rogers 


Wife Tho s Paine, Esq r 


child Nat. Harding 


W° Mayo 




Child Lot Higgins 


1782 


Child Josh a Mayo 


Heman Cole 


W° M. Sparrow 


W° Dor. Freeman 


Inf 1 Levi Higgins 


Wife Jon a Bascom 


W° Abig. Linnel 


W° Atwood 




Benj a Mayo 


1780 


Elisha Atwood 


Asa Mayo, 75 


Inf 1 Jed. Young 


Inf 1 Sim n Higgins 


[E]dm d Freeman, 80 


Josh a Hopkins, 75 


Wife Jos h Ary 



Reports from State Societies 



187 



(1782 continued} 
Bcthiah Rogers 
Prince Freeman 
Wife Levi Rogers 
Child W? S. Smith 
child Levi Rogers 
Garshom Cole 
Dan 1 Cole 
Child Rich. Higgins 

1783 
Child Jed. Young 
Wife Nathan Smith 
Tho s Baty 
Phebe Bascom 
Achsah Knowles 
Rebecca Mirrick 
Crisp Rogers 
Inf* Uriah Mayo 
Child W m Mirrick 
Child Sol. Higgins 
Child Sol. Sparrow 
another Sol. Sparrow 
Child Wo Gould 

1784 
Sam 1 Paine 
Richard Higgins 
Eliez. Freeman 
Nath 1 Snow 
Wo Cole 



(1784 continued} 
Wife Josh. Crosby, 
child Eb n Young 
Sam 1 Kenwrick 
Wife Enos Knowles 
Inft Jn° Higgins 
Obed h Higgins 
Enos Knowles 
Eleaz r Rogers 
Inf* Elea. Freeman 
Wife Jon a Bascom 
Ruth Freeman 
Inft Abia r Knowles 
Isaiah Snow 
Elisha Rogers 
Lathie Linnel 
W° Freeman 
Inf* W° Han. Snow 

1785 
Jn° Yates 
Child of Eldridge 
Mark S. Hinckly 
Wife Zeb. Young 
W r ife Jn° Higgins 
W T ife Amos Knowles 
W m Baker 
Cap Sam. Knowles 
child Rich. Sparrow 
Child Ur. Linnel 
Reuben Mirrick 



( To be continued ) 



REPORTS FROM STATE SOCIETIES 



MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY 



Donations to the Library and Cabinet 

Two Photographs of records from the family Bible of Daniel Briggs, 
born 1764, from Mr. George N. Reynolds. 

Copies of the Gravestone Inscriptions in the cemetery near the railroad 
station at Eastham, Mass., from Mr. Stanley W. Smith. 

Family Bible purchased by Edmund Sears in 1791, containing records 
of his family, from Miss Abby C. Howes. 



iSS Reports from State Societies 

Manual of the General Court (of Mass.) for 1905, from Mr. Arthur E. 
Linnell. 

Vital Records of the Towns of Boxford, Charlton, Marblehead (Vol. II), 
Medway, Newton, Oakham, Oxford, Palmer and Rutland, Mass., from the 
Secretary of the Commonwealth. 

Clippings from the "Cape Cod Item" for 1890, of notes on Provmce- 
town, from Mrs. William M. Hammond. 

Publications of the Sharon (Mass.) Historical Society, Number 2, 
April, 1905; also "Address Delivered in 1802 by Mrs. Deborah Sampson 
Gannett," reprinted by the Society : both from Mr. Eugene Tappan. 

"Markland or Nova Scotia," from the author, Mr. Robert R. McLeod. 

"Psalms Carefully Suited to the Christian Worship in the United 
States of America," printed at Philadelphia in 1793, by W. C. Young, from 
Mr. Ernest Newton Bagg. 

"Concerning Genealogies," from the publishers, the Grafton Press, of 
New York. 

"A History of the Allerton Family in the United States," with manu- 
script notes and corrections, from the compiler, Mr. Walter S. Allerton. 

"Pilgrim Memorial," 1863, "The State House," " History of the First 
Church, Charlestown," " History of the Second Church, or Old North, In 
Boston," and "Historical and other Records belonging to the Second 
Church in Boston," all from Mr. Edward H. Whorf. 

Two Photographs, of the Gravestones of Lieut. Timothy Dimock and 
his wife Ann (Bradford) Dimock, at Mansfield, Conn., from Mrs. Henry F. 
Dimock. 

"Genealogy of the Blish Family in America, 1637-1905," from the 
compiler, Mr. James Knox Blish. 

Members Elected 
April 17, 1905. 

892. Mrs. Ira Hobart Evans, Austin, Texas, seventh from John Alden. 

893. Mrs. Ira Pierce, San Francisco, Cal., ninth from Richard Warren. 

894. Mrs. John William Dewis, Boston, ninth from William Brewster. 
May 15, 1905. 

895. George Arthur Macomber, Somerville, eighth from Peter Brown. 



NEW YORK SOCIETY 

Members Elected 
May 21, 1904. 

754. Frank Eddy Caldwell, M.D., Brooklyn, ninth from Richard Warren. 
D wight Thompson Farnham, Binghamton, ninth from Myles Standish. 
Edwin Trowbridge Hall, New York, ninth from John Howland. 
Mrs. John Lester Keep, Brooklyn, eighth from William Brewster. 
Benjamin Brandreth McAlpin, New York, tenth from John Howland. 
Edward Reynolds Stewart, Denver, Col., ninth from Edward Fuller, 

eighth from Samuel 2 Fuller. 
Mrs. Harry Brown Prindle, New York, eighth from John Alden. 
Mrs. Chandler Smith, New York, ninth from Richard Warren. 
Mrs. Adolfo Chaudon, New York, tenth from William Brewster. 
Mrs. William Montgomery Isaacs, New York, seventh from John 
Alden. 



755 
756 

757 
753 
759 

760 
761 
762 
763 



Reports front State Societies 1 89 

June i, T904. 

764. Mrs. Amor)- Sibley Carhart, New York, ninth from Francis Cooke. 
September 7, 1904. 

765. Robert Russell Requa, Port Chester, ninth from Stephen Hopkins, 

eighth from Gyles- Hopkins. 

766. Mrs. Francis Sar'ford Dodge, New York, eighth from George Soulc. 
October 5, 1904. 

767. John Packwood Tilden, New York, eighth from Richard Warren. 

768. Miss Minnie Packwood Tilden, Brooklyn, eighth from Richard 

Warren. 
November 2, 1904. 
770.* John Eben Sanborn, New Rochelle, ninth from Richard Warren. 

771. Le Baron Sands Willard, New York, ninth from William Bradford. 

772. Eugene Sands Willard, New York, ninth from William Bradford. 
712,. Fordyce Sylvester Caldwell, New York, ninth from Richard W.irren. 
November 21, 1904. 

774. Stephen Van Culen Hopkins, Brooklyn, tenth from Stephen Hopkins, 

ninth from Constance 2 Hopkins. 

775. Mrs. Joseph Pollard Felt, Brooklyn, eighth from William Brewster. 

776. Augustus Thatcher Holbrook, New York, ninth from John Howland. 
778. f William Robinson Pitcher, Jr., Brooklyn, tenth from William 

Brewster. 
December 7, 1904. 

777. f Mrs. Orville Lincoln Sigafoos, Yonkers, tenth from Degory Priest. 
January 4, 1905. 

779. William Arthur Moore, Binghamton, ninth from Isaac Allerton. 

780. Miss Marion Brooks Snow, Brooklyn, ninth from Stephen Hopkins, 

eighth from Constance 2 Hopkins. 
February 1, 1905. 

781. Miss Mary Eliza Dowd, New York, eighth from John Alden. 
March 22, 1905. 

782. Mrs. Edwards Spencer, Cherington Park, Avening, Gloucester, Eng., 

ninth from William Bradford. 
May 3, 1905. 

783. Joseph Dowd, New York, eighth from John Alden. 

784. Mrs. James Marshall Stuart, New York, eighth from John Alden. 

785. Miss Rose Naomi Yager, New York, eighth from Myles Standish. 

786. Miss Evelina Benbridge Dean, New York, eighth from Thomas 

Rogers. 

Supplemental Lines Accepted 
March, 1905. 

6. Walter S. Allerton, eighth from Richard Warren. 
627. Mrs. William A. Moore, eighth from Richard Warren. 
645. Mrs. Frederick W. Yates, tenth from John Howland. 



PENNSYLVANIA SOCIETY 

Members Elected 
March 1, 1905. 

151. Mrs. Alfred Kilham Bennett, Merchantville, N. J., ninth from 
William Bradford. 

* No. 769 has not been reported to the Editor. t Sic. 



190 Reports from State Societies 

May 3, 1905. 

152. Marshall Shoemaker Winpenny, Philadelphia, tenth from William 

Bradford. 

153. Mrs. Samuel Morris Lillie, Philadelphia, ninth from John Howland. 

154. William Henry Richmond, Scranton, ninth from William Brewster. 

155. Miss Emeline Kirtland Richmond, Scranton, tenth from William 

Brewster. 

156. Miss Clara Morss Richmond, Scranton, tenth from William Brewster. 

157. Mrs. Frederick Kirtland Tracy, Scranton, tenth from William 

Brewster. 



ILLINOIS SOCIETY 

Members Elected 
March 15, 1905. 

124. Franklin Harvey Head, Chicago, eighth from John Alden. 
May 13, 1905. 

125. Mrs. Horace Ebenezer Horton, Chicago, eighth from William 

Bradford. 



DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SOCIETY 

Officers Elected November 21, 1904 

Governor Rev. John L. Ewell 

Deputy Governor Solomon E. Faunce 

Captain Frederick W. Mitchell 

Elder Rev. Caleb H. Ellis 

Secretary Edwin A. Hill 

Deputy Secretary Robert R. Bennett 

Treasurer Jerome F. Johnson 

Historian Algernon A. Aspinwall 

Surgeon Dr. Charles T. Caldwell 

Assistants William L. Marsh, Thomas S. Hopkins, William W. 

Case, Miss Hattie L. Alden, Ernest W. Bradford, 
Mrs. Clara F. Nesbit, E. Southard Parker. 

Members Elected 
March 14, 1905. 

175. Amos James Chipman, Washington, seventh from John Howland. 

176. James Sheldon, Jr., Washington, ninth from John Howland. 

177. Mrs. Arthur Holmes Howell, Woodridge, eighth from John Alden. 

178. Mrs. Albert Harrison Van Deusen, Washington, ninth from William 

Brewster. 

179. Mrs. Edwin George Temple, Chicago, 111., eighth from William 

Bradford. 

180. Mrs. Orlando Eaton Ferry, Brooklyn, N. Y., eighth from William 

Bradford. 

181. Mrs. Timothy Hopkins, Menlo Park, Cal, eighth from William 

Bradford. 
April 1 1, 1905. 

182. Edward D wight Clapp, Washington, sixth from John Alden. 

183. Miss Bertha Murdock Robbins, "Washington, ninth from John Alden. 



Pilgrim Notes and Queries 



191 



RHODE ISLAND SOCIETY 
Officers Elected April i, 1995 

Governor Asa Clinton Crowell 

Deputy Governor Charles Henry* Warren 

Captain Hunter Carson White, Jr. 

Elder Rev. Daniel Goodwin, Ph.D. 

Secretary Harry Austin Slocomb 

Treasurer George Corlis Nightingale 

Historian George Thomas Hart 

Surgeon Walter Lee Munro, M.D. 

Assistants Wilfred Harold Munro, Fletcher Stone Mason, Addison 

Pierce Munroe, Miss Grace Woods Slocum, Mrs. 

John A. Cross, Mrs. Henry Washington Wilkinson, 

Mrs. Walter H. Manchester. 

Members Elected 
March 22, 1905. 

72. Charles Sabin Bush, Providence, eighth from William Bradford. 

73. George Morgan Snow, Providence, eighth from Stephen Hopkins, 

seventh from Constance- Hopkins. 



MAINE SOCIETY 



Officers Elected November 21, 1904 

Governor Archie Lee Talbot 

Deputy- Governor Henry Nathaniel Fairbanks 

Captain Elliott Wood 

Secretary Frederick Sturdivant Vaill 

Historian Philip Foster Turner 

Treasurer Hiram Leander Pishon 

Surgeon Elisha Hopkins, Jr., M.D. 

Assistants Willis Ellis Parsons, Mrs. Emma Huntington Nason, 

Augustus Hatch Babcock, Roscoe Clinton Reynolds, 

Roswell Farnum Doten 

Member Elected 
April 10, 1905. 
61. John Marshall Brown, Falmouth, ninth from William Brewster. 

Supplemental Lines Accepted 
April, 1905. 

46. Hiland L. Fairbanks, ninth from Isaac Allerton, eighth from Mary* 
Allerton ; eighth from John Howland ; ninth from Richard Warren. 



PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES 
Notes 

The England and Holland of the Pilgrims. Ex-Governor 
Morton Dexter, of the Massachusetts Society, has completed, and Messrs. 
Houghton, Mifflin & Co. have in press, a volume, The England and 



192 Pilgrim Notes and Queries 

Holland of the Pilgrims, on which he has been at work for a number of 
years. It was undertaken by the late Rev. Dr. Henry M. Dexter, who died 
after gathering most of the material and putting it into rough shape. Prof. 
F. B. Dexter, Litt.D., of Vale, completed the unfinished last book, and 
Morton Dexter has rewritten and edited the whole. The conditions, social, 
civil and ecclesiastical, out of which the Pilgrim movement grew, are 
described, and also the life of the Pilgrims in Holland. An appendix 
includes all information about the members of the Pilgrim company to be 
gained from the archives in Amsterdam and Leyden. Other special features 
are a diagram of the famous Scrooby Manor house as it was in William 
Brewster's time, as indicated by statements in various deeds, leases, etc., 
and one of the estate on the Kloksteeg in Leyden, as it was when purchased 
for the Pilgrim headquarters. The volume will be out early next autumn. 

Cape Cod Town* Record Fund. (To be used in printing literal 
copies of records of Barnstable County towns.) Contributions received: 
Mrs. Sarah D. Cropley, $5. 00; Mr. Alfred A. Doane, 55.00: Mr. Thomas 
H. Knowles, 57.00; Mr. Arthur E. Linnell, 515.00; Miss Susanna 
Willard, $2.00. 

Old Colony Town Record Fund. (To be >ed in priming literal 
copies of records of Plymouth County towns.) Contributions received : 
Mr. J. Levering Jones, 55.00 ; Eugene Kingman, M.D., 510.00 ; Mr. William 
E. Stone, $2.00; Mr. Mason W. Tyler, 52.00; Mrs. George B. \Y T hittlesey, 
$2.00; Mrs. Henry W. Wilkinson, 52.00; Mr. George Ernest Bowman, 
balance of receipts from sales of Freeman Genealogies and Bowman's 
Ancestral Charts donated, $106.50. 

Halifax, Mass., Vital Records. The volume of "Vital Records of 
Halifax, Mass., to the end of the year 1849" will be issued about the first 
of November, 1905. The list of contributors to the "Old Colony Town 
Record Fund " and the list of advance subscribers for copies of the book 
will contain the names of all whose remittances are received before Octo- 
ber I, 1905. These lists will appear in the introductory pages and will not 
contain the names of those who forward advance orders not accompanied 
by a remittance. The price of the book will be 52.00, postage prepaid. 

Linnell Genealogy. Mr. Arthur Ellsworth Linneil, of 86 Davis St., 
Wollaston, Mass., is compiling a genealogy and history of the descendants 
of Robert Linnell, who removed from Scituate to Barnstable in 1639, and 
desires the names and addresses of all persons who can trace their descent 
from this common ancestor. 

Brewster Genealogy. Miss Emma C. Brew r ster Jones, of Norwood, 
Cincinnati, O., now has ready for the printer the manuscript of the First 
Part of her " Record of Descendants of Elder William Brewster of the 
Mayflower." This will be issued in two octavo volumes, making a total of 
about eleven hundred pages, provided she receives a sufficient number 
of subscriptions, at ten dollars for the two volumes. 

Queries 

60. Washburn. Ancestry desired of Lucy Washburn, who married 
Jonathan Whitney, 13 January, 1 79 1 , at Conway, Mass. Some of their 
descendants were of Sheiburne and Hadley, Mass. A. C. E. 

61. Higgins. Who were the ancestors of Sarah Higgins, wife of 
Thomas Winslow? He was born 29 February, 1723/4, married about 1741, 
and resided at Hardwick, Mass. N. F. T. 



The Mayflower Descendant, Vol. VII Plate IV 






fityfr-ijp &<*•/ ^ ***■ — % 






MARRIAGE RECORD OF WILLIAM WHITE 



*-pHE Mayflower 

Descendant 



Vol. VH OCTOBER, 1905 No. 4 



THE MAYFLOWER MARRIAGE RECORDS AT 
LEYDEN AND AMSTERDAM 

{Continued from page ijo) 

II. WILLIAM WHITE 

William White was married at Leyden, on Saturday, 
ii February, 1612, the banns having been entered with the 
recording officer on Friday, 27 January, 16 12, and published 
on the following three Saturdays, 28 January, 4 and 1 1 Feb- 
ruary, as shown by the three entries beginning, "tj e de 28 . 1 . 
16 1 2." The record of this marriage is found in the Leyden 
Records, Echt Book B., folio 8, and is shown in the accom- 
panying illustration. 

[The Dutch Record] 

Aenget xxvij Ja r y 161 2 

t j e de 28 . 1 . 16 1 2 Willem With Wolcammer Jongman uyt 

t ij e de 4 . 2 . 161 2 Engelant vergeselschapt met Willem Jeb- 

t iij e de 11 . 2 . 1612 sen & Samuel Folle zyn bekende 
zyn getrout voor met 

Jasper van Bauchem En Folier Jonge dochter mede uyt Enge- 

& Willem Cornelisen landt vergeselschapt met Rosemen Jepsen 

Tybault Schepene & Sara Pryste haer bekende 
Dezen xi e February 16 12 

[The English Translation] 

Entered on xxvii January 1 6 1 2 
William White, wool comber, unmarried man, from England, 
accompanied by William Jepson and Samuel Fuller, his ac- 

193 



194 Harwich, Mass., Vital Records 

quaintances, with Ann Fuller, single woman, also from Eng- 
land, accompanied by Rosamond Jepson and Sarah Priest, her 
acquaintances. 

They were married before Jasper van Bauchem and William 
Cornelison Tybault, Sheriffs, this 11 th February, 1612. 



HARWICH, MASS., VITAL RECORDS 

{Continued from Vol. VI y p.8$) 

Malatiah king Daughter to John and mary king was born in July the 

2 day 1732 
Samuell King Son to John king ju r and mary king his wife was Born 

in April the 29 day 1734 
Thomas King Sone to John King Ju r & Margaret his Wife born 

Aug st 30 th 1746 

[p. 96] James hatch son to Benjamin and mary hatch was Born in 

may 1 day 17 16 
mary hatch Daughter to Benjamin and mary hatch his wife was Born 

in April the 21 day 1720 
Benjamin hatch Son to Benjamin and mary hatch was Born in may 

the 11 day 1724 
Ruth Hatch Daughter to Benjamin and mary Hatch was Born in June 

the 20 day 1733 
gershom hall son to Jonathan and hannah Hall was Born in October 

the 25 day 17 15 

[p. 97] Thanckfull Berey daughter to Samuell and Rebakah Berey 

was Born in January the 8 day 17 if 
Bethiah Hall daughter to Edward and mary hall was Born in 

december 31 day 1709 
Hannah Hall daughter to Edward and mary hall was Born in 

febuary 1 day 17 11/ 12 
Mary hall daughter to Edward and mary hall was Bonn in October 

19 day 1713 
Edward hall son to Edward and mary hall was born April 19 : 17 17 

[p. 100] Thomas myrick son to Joshua and Lidea myrick was Born 

febuary 10 day 17 17/18 
Seth myrick son To Joshua and Lidea myrick was Born may 13 th 

1720 
Joseph myrick son to Joshua and Lidea myrick was Bom June the 

Sixth day 1722 



Harwich, Mass., Vital Records 195 

Abegal myrick Daughter to Joshua and Lidea myrick was born in 

July 10 day 1724 
Lidea myrick Daughter to Joshua and Lidea myrick was born in 

September the 20 day 1726 
Barnibous myrick Son to Joshua and Lidea myrick was Born in 
hannah myrick Daughter to Joshua and Lidea myrick was Born in 

October the 9 day 1731 
mary myrick Daughter to Joshua and Lidea myrick was born in may 

the 17 day 1734 
Bezaleel son to Joshua and Lidea myrick was born november the 

12 day 1736 
Benjamin myrick son to Xath 11 and Elce myrick was Born in march 

20 day 1717/18 
Sarah myrick daughter To Nath 11 and Elce myrick was born July 5 

day 1720 
Eli Freeman Son to John and marcy freeman was in april 27 day 

1722 
Elishua Freeman Son to John and marcy Freeman was born in may 

the 21 day 1724 

[p. 1 01] Rebakah mayo daughter to samuell and abegal mayo was 

Born April 19 day 17 14 
samuell mayo son to samuell and abegal mayo was Born in June 

3 day 17 16 
Thomas mayo son to samuell and abegal mayo was Born in October 

28 day 1718 
phebe mayo daughter to Samuell and Abegal mayo was born in 

febuary 28 day 1720/21 
Abegal mayo daughter to Samuell and Abegal mayo was born in 

febuary 20 day 1722/3 
Reliance rnayo daughter to Samuell and Abegal mayo was born in 

march the 7 day 1724/5 
Sarah mayo Daughter to Samuell and Abegal mayo was Born in may 

the 24 day 1727 
Loes mayo Daughter to Samuell and Abegal mayo was Born in may 

the 13 day 173 1 
Barnebus hamelen son to Elezer and Sarah hamelen was born in 

march 30 day 17 19 
Sarah hamelen daughter to Elezer and Sarah hamelen was born in 

march 16 day 1720/21 
Thomas Eames son to Zepon and Elezebeth Eames was born in 

August 10 day 1720 

[p. 106] Benjamin hopkins son to Benjamin and Rachel hopkins was 

Born in February 17 day 1718/19 
gils hopkins son to Benjamin hopkins and Rachel hopkins was 

January 29 day 1720/21 
Seth hopkins son to Benjamin and Rachel hopkins was born in 

Febuary 11 day 1722/3 



196 Harwich, Mass., Vital Records 

October 23 day 1726* Then Rachel hopkins Daughter to Benjamin 

and Rachel hopkins was Born 
Samuell hopkins son to Benjamin and Rachel hopkins was Born in 

October the 22 day 172S . 
Soloman hopkins son to Benjamin and Rachel hopkins was born 

in may the 18 day 1733 
Edward hopkins son to Benjamin and Rachel hopkins was born in 

February the 24 day 1735/6 
Isaac Elless son to Cornelous and marcy Elless was Born November 

the 8 day 17 10 
marcy Elless daughter to Cornelous and marcy Elless was Born The 

last of december 17 13 

[p. 107] Amos Elemas and mary parslow ware married one April 

n : 1 7 18 by Nath 11 Stone 
John atwood and Thankful! gray ware married June 18 : 17 18 
Shubael hinckely and mary Snow w r are married October 7 : 17 18 
Isaac atwood and mehitable gray ware married October 23 : 17 18 
Eldad atwood and Sarah gray ware married October 23 : 17 18 

by Nath 11 Stone 
Maty Stone Daughter to Nath 1 & Relianc Stone was Borne Septem- 
ber 16 th Day 1699 
Keziah Stone Daughter to Nath 1 & Relianc Stone was Bone April 

ye 8 th Day 1701 
Reliance Stone Daughter to Nath 11 & Relianc Stone was bone April 

26 th Day 1703 
Heman Stone Sone to Nath 1 Stone & Reliance was borne Sepf 4 th 

Day 1705 
Nathan Stone Son to Nath 11 & Reliance Stone was Borne February 

18 th 1707/8 
Thankfull Stone Daughter to Nath 1 Stone & Relianc was Borne 

March 2 d 1708/9 
Eunice Stone Daughter to Nath 1 & Reliance Stone was June 23 d 

Day 17 1 1 
Nath 11 Stone Son to Nath 1 & Reliance Stone was Born Nov' 29 th Day 

1713 

Achsah Stone Daughter to Nath & Relianc Stone was Born Sepf 

1 st Day 1 7 1 5 
Hanah Stone Daughter to Nath 11 & Relianc Stone was Born June 

30 th Day 1 7 18 & Died July 30 th 17 18 
Hanah Stone y e 2 d Daughter to Nath 11 & Relianc was Born March 

26 th Day 1720 & Died June y e 7 th Day 1720 
Huldah Stone Daughter to Nath 11 & Reliance Stone was Born July 

y e 6 th 1722 & Died January 24 th 1726/7 

[p. 108] John gray son to Lot and bethiah gray was born July the 
27 day 1719 

*" January" was crossed out and "October" written above, in the same 
hand, and "1725/6" altered to "1726." 



Harwich t Mass. t Vital Records 197 

Lidea gray Daughter to Lot and bethiah gray was Born in may 22 

day 1 72 1 
Lot gray son to Lot and bethiah gray was Born febuary 24 : 17223 
mary gray daughter to lot and bethiah gray was born in febuarv 28 

. d *y 1724/5 

mehitable gray daughter to Lot and Bethiah gray was born in feb- 
uary 20 day 1726/7 
Nathanaell gray Son to Lot and geney gray his wife was Born in 

October the 5 day 1733 
Susanr.a Crosby Crosby Daughter to Samuell and Ruth Crosby was 

born in November 16 day 17 19 
Simeon Crosby son to SamueJl and Ruth Crosby was born in febuary 

9 day 172 1 2 
Ruth Crosby daughter to Samuell and Ruth Crosby was born in 

febuary 4 day 1724/5 and She died march 1725/6 
Levi Crosby son to samuell and Ruth Crosby was born in august 

the first day 1729 
Incres Crosby Son to Samuell and Ruth crosby was Born in march 

the 23 day 173 1/2 
Thankfull Crosby daughter to Samuell and Ruth Crosby was born 

in July the 2 day 1734 
Rebakah Crosby Daughter to Samuell and Ruth Crosby was born in 

november the 9 day 1738 

[p. 109] John fTreeman of Eastham and Tamsen Sears ware marriad 

one march 19 day 17 18/19 By m r Nath 11 Stone 
Shuball hamelen of Barnstable and Elener winslow of harwich war 

married one march 25 day 17 19 By m r Nath 11 Stone 
Samuell Elles and Thankfull Smith ware married one July 30 : 17 19 

By m r Nath 11 Stone 
Edwards Banges and Sarah Clark ware married one febuary 1 1 day 

1719/20 by m r Nath 11 Stone 
on march 24 : 1719/20 Joseph paine and hanah huckins ware maried 
on may 11 : 1720 Judah Berey and Rebakah hamlen ware married 
on may 12 : 1720 Judah hopkins and hanah mayo ware married 
on August 25 : 1720 John Flicher and Rachel whing ware married 
on October 21 : 1720 John Taylour and Issabel hallday ware married 
on febuary 23 : 1720/21 Samuell atkins and Ann philips ware married 

all By the Revrent m r Nath 11 Stone 
Isaac Cushman and marcy fTreeman ware joyned in marriage in 

harwich October The 10 th 17 17 By Peter Thacher Justice a 

peace 
Josiah Swift and Dority gray ware joyned in marriage in harwich 

June the 25 day 17 19 By peter Thacher Justice of the peace 
John Duncain and Lidea Clark ware joyned in marriage in harwich 

July the sixth 17 19 By peater Thacher Justice of peace 
Samuell Rider and Rebakah winslow ware joyned in marriage in 

harwich march the 24 day 1719/20 By peter Thacher Just : 

peace 



193 Jabez 1 HowlamTs Will and Inventory 

Chillingsworth ffoster and susanna sears ware married one August 

the 10 day 172 1 % Nathanaell fireeman Justice of the peace 
one may 18 day 1721 Daniel hall of yarmouth and Lidea gray of 

harwich ware married by the Reverand Nathanaell Stone' 
on August the 16 day 172 1 John Covell of Chatham and thanckfull 

Banges ware married by the Reverand m r Xathanaell Stone 
on October the 12 day 172 1 John Snow of Eastham and hannah 

myrick of harwich ware married By the Reverand m r Xath' 1 

Stone 
Jonathan Sparrow of Eastham and Dorcas vickere of harwich ware 

married one October 12 day 1721 by the Reverand m r Nathanell 

Stone 
one October the 12 day 1721 Elnathan wing and Elezebeth dilingham 

both of harwich ware married by the Reverand m r Nathanell 

Stone 
on febuary the 7* day 172 1/2 m r philip Selew and abigail martin 

both of harwich ware married by the Reverand m r Nathanaell 

Stone 
on febuary 8 day 172 1/2 Thomas hallett of yarmouth and hannah 

gray of harwich ware married by the Rev* 1 m r Nath il Stone 

(To be cot: tinned) 



JABEZ 2 ROWLAND'S WILL AND INVENTORY AND 
THE AGREEMENT OF THE HEIRS 

Transcribed from the Original Records, 
By George Ernest Bowman 

Jabez 2 Howland (John 1 ) died at Bristol (now in Rhode 
Island, but then a part of Massachusetts), probably not long 
before 6 February, 1711/12, the day his inventory was begun. 
His will was dated 14 May, 1708, was proved 21 February, 
1711/12, and, with the inventory, executors' account and agree- 
ment of the heirs, was recorded in the Bristol County Probate 
Records, Volume III, pages 82, 154, 157, 238. The only 
original documents now in the files are the account of the 
executors and six receipts from creditors. 

The will mentions by name only the wife Bethiah and the 
son Jabez, but the agreement of the heirs shows that the " four 
sons," who were to receive the estate after their mother's death 
or second marriage, were Jabez, Josiah, Samuel and Joseph, all 

* The " 7 " is written over " 8." 



Jabez 1 Howland' s Will and Invaito-y 199 

living at Bristol. It also shows that a daughter Elizabeth had 
married Nathan Townsend of Newport, R. I., and died, leaving 
an only son, Nathan. 



[Jabez 2 Howland's Will] 

[p. 82] In the Name of God Amen I Jabez I lowland of 
Bristol in the County of Bristol in the Province of the Massa- 
chuset bay in New England Blacksmith, haveing had Repeated 
warnings (by the paines of my body offten Returning upon 
me) of the approches of Death which is the appointed lott & 
portion of all men (haveing and Returning * my memory and 
understanding as at other times) Do make & ordaine this to 
be my last will & Testament : And first & principally I Resigne 
my soule into the hands of God who gave it, And as to my 
body I Commend it to the Earth to be Decently buried at the 
Discresion of my surviveing friends And as Touching my 
Temporall Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me 
in this life I give bequeath & Dispose thereof in the following 
manner & form Item my will is that all my Just Debts & 
ffunerall Charges be fully sattisfyed in Convenient time after 
my Decease by my Executors hereafter Named 

Item I give & bequeath to my Dear and Loveing wife my 
whole Estate of what Nature or kind so Ever whether Reall 
or personall that I shall dye Possessed of or shall belong or 
appertaine to me in whose hand or Costodie so Ever to be at 
her sole & absolut dispose, and for her use and Comfort for 
and Dureing her widowhood or bearing my Name & if my wife 
shall see cause to Marry then shall she be sattisfyed with her 
Thirds as the law provides in case of Intestates the Res[t] & 
Remaining part thereof to be Equally divided to and Among 
my four sons or those that shall Legally Represent them if 
any of them should dye : And the like Divission to be made 
in Case of the Death of my said wife 

And of this my last will and Testament I do Nominate 
make and Ordain my beloved wife Bethiah Howland & my 
Loveing son Jabez Howland Joynt Executors and I do declare 
make Null & voyd all other & former wills bequest and Exec- 
utors by me before this time Named willed or bequeathed de- 
clareing this and none but this to be my last will and Testament 
In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal 
this fourteenth] day of May in the seventh year of her 

*Sic 



200 Jabez 1 Howla?:d % & Will and Inventory 

Majesties Reign Annoq Domini seventeen hundred and Eight 

Signed sealed pronounced & Jabez Howland (S) 

Declared by the above named 

Jabez Howland to be his last 

will and Testament before 

us viz t 

Dan Throop William Martin John Cary 

Bristol ss In Bristol ffebruary 21 st 17I-J 

Then before Natha 1 Paine Esq r Judge of the Probate of 
wills &c within the County of Bristol afores d Came & Appeared 
Dan Throope william Martin & John Cary witnesses to the 
within written will of m r Jabez Howland Deceased & made 
Oath that they were present & did see the s d Dec d signe seal 
and declare the same as his last will and Testament and thaft] 
he was of a disposeing mind when he so did 
John Cary Reg r Coram Jur* Natha 1 Paine 

Entered Aprill 26 : 17 12 By John Cary Reg r 



[Jabez 2 Howlaxd's Inventory] 

[p. 154] An Inventory of the Estate of m r Jabez Howland 

late of Bristol Dec d Taken by us the subscribers the sixth day 

of ffeb r y ij\\ and is as followeth viz* 

Imp rs His Silver money Province Bills and Plate at 

more due by bond from Josiah Standish of Boston 

His Cloathing wollen and Linen x ta at 

In the Little Lower Lodging Room four swords &: two 

Bayanits at 3 £ & two Canes with a Belt 20 s . 
Two Bedsteeds Beds and furniture belonging 
Two Guns Powder and Bullets 
A Chest of Drawers one Chest «Sc two boxes 
A table iosh : 2 Joyntstools 6 Chairs 8sh : an old 

Case 5s .01 03 00 

A warming Pan i2sh : Looking glass 5sh : & books 

of all sort 40s .02 17 00 

Glass bottles Drinking glasses & some other smale 

things 

2 Iron potts a skillet & Iron Kettle 

3 brass Kettles 4 skillets brass : 5 brass Candlesticks 
no pound pewter at i8 d p r pound more old pewter 
2 Tramels 3 tongs 2 slices 7 Candlesticks 2 Dogs 
one Diaper Table Cloath 6 Diaper Napkins 4 Coarse 

Table Cloathes and a Duzen & half of Napkins 
A Table Cloath & one Duzen of Napkins 



•45 


16 


00 


•50 


00 


00 


.14 


00 


00 


.04 


00 


00 


. 11 


00 


00 


.02 


00 


CO 


.02 


00 


00 





10 


CO 


001 


00 


00 


007 


00 


CO 


009 


07 


CO 


001 


02 


00 


003 


00 


00 


000 


18 


00 



Jabez 1 Rowland's Will and Inventory 



201 



Ten Towels 18 Pillowbeers 15 pare of sheets 

3 pair Anirons 2 Drippin Pans 2 spits one fend r & 
frying pan 

A screen jsn. Trayes & old barrills 2osh : 

one Table in y e g* Room 2 old forms & a pair of 
Stiliards 

in the g* Chamber 3 feather beds Bedsteeds & furni- 
ture 

8 Leather Chaires 4osh : a square Table 4 forms 2osh : 

in the Porch Chamb r one feather bed bedsted & fur- 
niture a Looking glass & two Chairs 

in the Garet two beds & 2 bolsters & furniture 

in the Little Chamber two beds and furniture 8 Chairs 
& three Chests all at 

about 17 yds wosteed shirting 34SI1 : yarn i8 !i : 36SI1 : 

one negro man 7,o ][ 

Shoop Tools Bellows Anvil Beekhorn Vice 2 pair tongs 
& two hand hammers 

In the ware house scales &: weights 

To 2 Cowes 2 shep & 3 swine 

To 3 acres of land Dwelling house & out houseing 
(Except half the Smith shopp «Sc y e Coopers shoop) 
with one Commonage 

To an 8 th part of y e land at y e wharf e formerly 
March 1 Carys 

To a silver Tankard prized at 

To Twenty sheep 



Prized & finished by us June 25 : 1713. 



009 04 00 



002 


00 


CO 


001 


°5 


00 


000 


*5 


00 


020 


00 


00 


003 


00 


00 


010 


00 


00 


005 


00 


00 


010 


00 


00 


C03 


10 


CO 


030 


00 


00 


005 


00 


00 


001 


10 


00 


007 


00 


00 



250 00 00 



OI 5 
010 

006 



00 
00 
00 



00 
00 

CO 



549 17 00 

Simon Davis 
Sam 1 Gallap 
John Cary 



[p. 155] Bristol ss July the 2 d 1713 Then before Coll° 
Natha 1 Paine Esq r Judge of Probate of wills &c within the 
County of Bristol Came m" Bethiah Howland widow Relict of 
m r Jabez Howland late of Bristol Deceased & Jabez Howland 
son to y e Dec d & both Executors of his last will and Testa- 
ment : & made Oath that the Inventory within written Con- 
tames y e whole of y e Estate both Reall & personall that he 
the said Deceased Dyed seized of & is Come to their Knowl- 
edge and w they Know of more they will Reveal it that it may 
be of Record herewith 

John Cary Reg r Natha 1 Paine 

Entered July 3 d : 17 13 By John Cary Regisf 



202 Jakes* HowlaniVs Will ami Inventory 

[Bond of the Executors *] 

In the bond of the executors which was dated 21 Feb- 
ruary, 1711/12, Jabez Rowland, of Bristol, is called the eldest 
son of the deceased. The sureties were Dan Throope and 
J. Woodbury,f both of Bristol. The executors and sureties all 
signed their names. The amount of the bond was £§oo and 
the executors were required to present an inventory on or 
before 10 April, 17 12, and an account of their administration 
on or before 10 April, 17 13. The witnesses were William 
Martin and John Cary. 

[The Account of the Executors $] 

The Accompt of Bethiah Rowland & Jabez Rowland of 
Brisftol] Executors to the last will and Testament of m r Jabez 
Rowland late of s d Bristol Deceased as well of and for so much 
of the Est[ate] of the said Deceased as is Come to their hands 
as of & for theyr payments and Disbursments out of the same 
as ffolloweth &c 

The said Accomptonts Chargeth themselves with all & 
singuler the Goods Chattells & Estate left by the said Deceased 
Specifye[d] in an Inventory thereof made and Exhibited into 
the Reg rs office for the Court of Probate within the County of 
Brist[ol] Amounting as by the same Inventory Appeareth 



To the sum of 
Receved since of 
of Ensigne Reync 
of John Haws 


m r walker 
Ids 


02 
00 

CO 


10 
02 
10 


03 
10 
00 


£ 

549 

003 


s 

17 

°3 
9 


[00] 


of mr wofman § 


03 



°3 
9 


01 



01 




553 


09 


01 



The Accomptants prayeth allowance for the payment (as 
well of the severall Debts due by the Deceased at his Death 
as other Charges ariseing since : which these Accomptants have 
since payed and Discharged as followeth — 

* From the original document. 

t In the bond the sureties are written " Dan Throope & Jonathan," a blank 
being left after " Jonathan." 

t From the original document. 

§ This name on the record [III : 157] reads " Wakman." 



Jabez 1 Howland' s Will and Inventory 203 



Imp rs To m r william Tickner of Swanzey 

To m r John Green of Bristol 

To Cap* Job Almy of Newport as by his Receipt 

To m r william Monro of Bristol as p r Receipt 

To m r Christoph 1 " Almy of Newport 

To m rs Osborn 

To Natha 1 Paine Esq r 

To m r George Monro as p r his Receipt 

To ffunerall Charges wine and other Drink* 

To 6 Rings for the funerall 

To Gloves for the funeral 

To proveing the will Recording the will & Inventory 

To Doct r ffullton to midicins 

more one Ring 12 : 6 d 

To mourning for m r Townsend 

To m r Walker f for Leather and horss hyre 

To m r Bowerman 

To Drawing allowing & Registering this accompt 

more to Grave stones to m r Stephens 1 10 

for the Coffin to m r Church o 10 

for Diging the grave o 06 

2 06 





£ 


s 


d 




01 


OO 


OO 




01 


19 


o3 




17 


I 4 


OO 




!3 


1 I 


o3 




01 


17 


OO 




02 


*5 


OO 




oS 


02 


01 




07 


CO 


00 




00 


OO 


00 




°3 


14 


09 




02 


OO 


00 


T 


00 


12 


00 




00 


IO 


07 




00 


I 2 


06 




00 


J 7 


06 




00 


*3t 


00 




02 


03 


00 




00 


IO 


00 























02 


06 




: 


00 




eT 


05 


09 



Bristo 11 ss By y e Hono bl Nath 11 : Paine esqEr . Judge of 
Probate e* 

M re Bethiah Howland & . Jabez Howland . presented the 
above written : and made oath that it Conteines Justt and true 
accomp" of theire Administration on y e estate of m r Jabez 
Howland . late of Bristoll Decaced so far as they have pro- 
ceeded : which accomp" acordeingly I do allow and aprove off : 
July . 24 th . 1713 . Juratt Coram : Nath 11 Paine 

Bristol ss in the 3 d Book fol : 1 57 July 29 th 17 13 the above 
written was Entered by John Cary Reg r 

[Receipts from Creditors] 

The following original receipts are still preserved in the 
probate files : 
14 March, 1711/12. Receipt from Job Almy to Mr. Samuel 

Howland for £17, 14s., for rum delivered to the latter 's 

father, Mr. Jabez Howland deceased. 

*This item does not appear in the inventory as recorded. 

t " Walker " and " 13 " have been crossed out and this item does not appear 
in the inventory as recorded. 



204 Jabez 2 Howland* s Will and Inventory 

[not dated] Receipt from William Munro to Widow Bethiah 
Howland, executrix of Jabez I lowland, deceased, for £ \ 2 
is., 8d., for balance of all accounts due. In this receipt the 
amount appears, both in words and in figures, as here 
given, but it is incorrectly entered on the account and on 
the record. 

30 January, 1711/12. Receipt from Christopher Almy of 
Newport to Mr. Samuel Howland for jQi, 17s., for a barrell 
of flour sold to the latter's father, Air. Jabez Howland, 
"Last march." 

[not dated] Receipt from Mercy Osborne to Widow Bethiah 
Howland, executrix of Jabez Howland, deceased, fur £2, 
15s., for balance of all accounts due. 

10 May, 171 1. Receipt from Nathaniel Paine of Bristol to 
Mr. Jabez Howland, executor of his father, Mr. Jabez How- 
land, deceased, for £8, 2S., id., in full of all accounts. 

June, 1 7 12. Receipt from George Monroe (signed by his 
mark) to Widow Bethiah Howland, executrix of Jabez How- 
land, deceased, for seven pounds for balance of all accounts. 

[Agreement of the Heirs] 

[p. 238] Know all men to whom these presents shall come 
or any way may Concren that we Jabez Howland Josiah 
Howland Samuel Howland and Joseph Howland all of Bristol 
in the County of Bristol sons of our Hon d ffather m r Jabez 
Howland late of Bristoll deceased Agreeable to the will of our 
s d ffather & with the Advise & Consent of our Hon rd mother 
m rs Bethiah howland and not without the Best advise of freinds 
we Could obtain have deliberatly agreed upon and ffully finished 
a divission and settlement of y e whole Estate Left by our s d 
father both Reall and personall (Excepting so much as our said 
mother hath seen meet to keep in her own hands for her own 
use dureing her Naturall life) after which the same to be sub- 
ject to a divission as hereafter in this lustrum* shall be 
Expressed 

Imp rs We have divided the houselot Containing two acres 
be it more or less bounded west by hope street North by 
Charles Street East partly by land belonging to s d Estate & 
partly by land of Cap 1 S ; davis & southerly by Prison Lane 
Into four lots or Equall parts allwayes Reserveing Twenty six 
foot in y e middle of afores d house lott for a way or passage from 
the afores d Hope Street to the Extent of the s d house lot 
Eastwards to be left for Common Improvement and fenced 
out by Josiah Howland and Joseph Howland or their heires or 



Jabez 1 Hozviand's Will and Inventory 205 

assignes and the End Expiration of three years from and after 
the Thirtyeth day of march Anno Domini 17 14 & upon the 
Request of any one of the brothers or such as Shall Represent 
them Desireing the said way may be fenced out The Northward 
lot by Choice fell to the Eldest Brother Jabez Rowland to be 
to him and to his heires and asignes for Ever The Next Lot 
on which stands the dwelling house by Choice fell to Josiah 
Howland to be to to him his heires and assignes for Ever The 
next lot fell to Joseph Howland the Youngest Brother to be 
to him his heires and assignes for Ever and the most souther- 
most lot fell to Samuel Howland to be to him his he [ires] and 
assignes for Ever And whereas according to our Mutuall agree- 
ment there hath been a valuation made of the severall lots 
aforementioned by persons uninterested & mutually Choosen 
by y e s d Brothers and the lot mentioned to be Josiahs on which 
the Dweling house standeth being valued at seventy pounds 
more then the Rest it is hereby mutually agreed by the 
Rest of the Brothers that the s d Josiah his heires or as- 
signes shall have the space of seven years allowed from the 
s d Thirtyeth day of march 17 14 for the payment of y e said 
sum Provided that allso he his heires or assignes pay y e Interest 
of the same yearly and Every year dureing the space of seven 
years as aforesaid and which moneys & allso the sum ariseing 
upon the valuation or other wise shall be divided in Equall 
proportion amongst all the Brothers or such as shall Legally 
Represent them from time to time and all times as it shall 
become due 

secondly We have made Divission of the acre lot bounded 
west upon the East End of the house lot before mentioned 
North by Charles Street East upon High Street and South 
upon land of Capt Simon [p. 239] Simon Davis : Into five 
shares or parts the westermost share or part Joyning to the 
house lot fell by lot to Jabez Howland and the next to Josiah 
Howland the third lot to Samuel Howland and the fourth to 
Joseph Howland And the fifth Joyning upon High Street is 
designed for Nathan Townsend the onely son of our sister 
Elizabeth dec d to be to us Respectively and to our heires and 
assignes Respectively for Ever 

Thirdly Whereas our said Honored mother hath Choosen 
the new Room & Buttery adjoyning with so much of the 
moveables as she hath desired for her own use and benefit 
Dureing her Naturall life we the s d broth re do declare our 
sattisfaction theirwith & that we are Content that it should so 
Remain in her hand Dureing her life and afterward to be prised 
& the value thereof to be Equally divided amongst us our 



206 Jabcz 1 Howland* S Will and Inventory 

heires or assigncs — The Little Room or new Room before 
mentiond at the decease of our said mother to belong to [osiah 
Howland or his heires He or they paying the value thereoi as 
it shall be prised by men Choosen by all that are interested 
therein to be divided as above said in Equal proportion 

fourthly We the s d Jabez Howland Josiah Howland Samuel 
Howland and Joseph Howland Do Each of us for ourselves & 
our Respective heires Execut rs & Adm rs Covenant promise & 
grant to & with our s d mother in manner and form following 
that is to say That we will for her Comfortable subsistence pay 
yearly in money of the Province or other pay to her Content 
fourteen pounds Every year so long as she shall keep the 
Negro man in her hands and at her own dispose But if it 
should so happen said Negro man should Dye be disenabled 
for Labour or our s d mother should see Cause to part with 
him to us the s d Brothers, then We further promise and En- 
gage to bear our Equall proportion of Twenty two pounds p r 
Annum Dureing the Naturall life of our s d Mother and by us 
to be payd to our said mother and to her acceptance the one 
quarter of Each of our parts or proportion of the afores d sums 
at Every quarters End & to the true performance thereof we 
bind ourselves and Each of us by him Our heires Executors & 
Administ rs Joyntly & severally to our s d mother in the penail 
sum of fifty pounds in Currant money to be forfeited and payd 
to our said mother, if default be made of the quarterly pay- 
ments as they shall become due from us or any of us And 
further we say, it is the true Intent and meaning of this agree- 
ment that Our said mother shall have the priviledge of water 
.at the well and of some part of y e yard for the laying her fire- 
wood & the southwest Corner of the Celler and the like privi- 
ledge to be allowed to her assigne[s] if she should see Cause 
to Remove Else where & put in a Tenant and this priviledgfe] 
to be allowed freely 

fifthly It is further Covenanted and agreed by us the before 
mentioned Brothers That Notwithstanding in our said ffathers 
will Nathan Townsend the onely son of our late and onely Sis- 
ter Elizabeth Townsend late wife of Nathan Townsend of New- 
port is wholly omitted & Excluded from haveing any part in 
that Estate left by our said ffather Yet for the love we had to 
our said sister and which we still have and bear to her late 
husband and as a Testimony of our Regard & Respect we have 
to Nathan Townsend Jun r : We do hereby bind & oblige our 
selves severally our and Each of our several! & Respective 
heires Executors & admin ist rs by these presents to pay or cause 
to be payd unto the s d Nathan Townsend only son of our said 



Jabez- Howland' s Will and Inventory 207 

Sister Elizabeth Townsend deceased [p. 240] The full sum of 
forty pounds that is to say Ten pounds Each of us when he 
shall arive at the age of Twenty one years and then he shall 
Enter upon Possess and Enjoy the fifth part of the acre lot 
above mentioned Joyning to High street to be to him his heires 
& and assignes 

Provided Nevertheless that If the said Nathan TownsEnd 
shall not be content therewith but shall give us trouble in the 
law then this fifth article shall be voide and of none Effect but 
the s d fifth Lot shall Remain to us our heres and assignes for 
Ever in Equal proportion Neither shall the s d forty pounds be 
due or Recoverable by vertue hereof but shall Remain with us 
notwithstanding what is above Expressd 

Sixtly It is further agreed and Concluded that upon Con- 
dition y* Cap* Davis his heires or assignes shall see Cause to 
leave & lay out any part of his land Joyning to the above men- 
tioned acre lot layd out into five shares, for a sufficient way or 
passage from Charls stret to prison lane then the like quantity 
for a way shall be taken from the west End of said acree lott 
and Each five lots to be Lesened in Equall proportion 

Seventhly That the Commonage belonging to our said 
fathers Estate shall belong to all y e Brothers and allso that 
Right which our s d ffather had in y e Estate which formerly 
belonged to m r John Cary march 1 and shall be Equally divided 
or the value thereof to & among the said Brothers or such as 
shall Legally Represent them 

Eightly We ffurther declare by these presents that the 
moveables or or personall Estate (Excepting what is in the 
hands of our said mother) have been by us said Brothers have 
be divided to the sattisfaction of Each of us : And in Testi- 
mony that this is our agreement and a full settlement of the 
said Estate Left by our s d ffather we have hereunto set our 
hands and seals And allso our s d Mother Concuring with us in 
the s d division and settlement And hereby to declare her full 
sattisfaction therein hath with us her four sons Namely Jabez 
Josiah Samuel & Joseph Howland, set to her hand and seal 
the Twenty sixt day of November in the first year of our 
Sovereign Lord Georg King of great Brittain ffrance and 
Ireland defender of the faith &c Annoq Domini one thousand 
seven Hundred & fourteen 

In presence of us Bethiah Howland (S) 

viz 1 William Monroe Jabez Howland (S) 

Joseph wardall Josiah Howland (S) 

Samuel Howland (S) 
Joseph Howland (S) 



208 Plymouth, Mass., Vital Records 

Bristol ss Novemb r 26 : 17 14 

M rs Bethiah Howland m r Jabez Howland m r Josiah Howland 
m r Samuel Howland & m r Joseph Howland the subscribers to 
the above mentioned Instrument personally appeared before 
me underwritten one his Majesties Justices of the peace for 
the County of Bristol and acknowledged the same to be their 
free voluntary Act and Deed in y e first year of his Majesties 
Reign 

Natha 1 Paine 
Entered octob r 26 : 17 15 by John Cary Recorder 



PLYMOUTH, MASS., VITAL RECORDS 

{Continued from page jjg) 

[p. 70] The Children of Thomas Phillips & Rebeckah his Wife 

1 John born September 20 th 1707 

2 lamuel bom June 2 2 d 1709 

3 Bleaney born ffebruary 10 th 17 \\ 

The Children of Stephen Doten, & Hannah his Wife 

1 Mary Doten Born . July 16 th 1746. 

2 . Stephen Doten born Dec r 4 . 1748. 

3 . Sarah Doten born Jan r >' 26 . 1 750/1 

4 . Marcy Doten born March 9 . 1753 

5 . Hannah Doten born July . 8 . 1755. 

The Children of Ebenazar Curtice and Mary Curtice his Wife 

1 Jacob born October 11 th 17 10 

2 Caleb born August : 15 : 17 12 deceased November 19 . 1729 

3 Mary born Desember 21 st 17 14 

4 Sarah born August 19 17 17 

The Children of Ebenezer Curtis and Martha his wife 

Eunis born June . 23 1723 

Martha born July 3 . 1725 

Seth born October 22 1727 

Ebenezer born October 14 . 1731 

The Children of John* Holmes and Sarah holme his Wife 

1 Desire born on y e 13 th of September 17 12 

2 

3 Deborah born in January i7o}f- 
The Children of Joshua Newcomb, and Hannah his Wife 

1 . Ruth Newcomb, Born Sep* 21 st 1741- 

2 . Joseph Newcomb . Born May 31 st 1745- 

3 . Sarah Newcomb, Born, Oct b 2 8 rh 1747. 

*" King John " was written on the margin in the same hand and ink as the 
rest of the entry. 



Plymouth, Mass., Vital Records 209 

[p. 71] The Chldren of Capt Ephraim Morton & Suzanna Morton his 
Wife 

1 Suzanna born May 14 17 13 

2 hannah born October : 16 : 17 15 

3 Sarah born May 6 th 17 iS 

4 Ephraim born June 10 th 1722 

5 Abigal born September 11 th 1724 

6 A Daughter born Deceas d 

7 Ichabod born, Jan r >' 28 . 1729/30. 

The Children of Thomas Harlow and Jedida harlo his Wil 

1 Thomas born on y e 26 July 17 12 

2 Elizabeth born March 14 th 17 15 Deceased Aprill 21 st 17 18 

3 Jonathan born March 2 2 d 171S 

4 iidiah born June 4 th 172 1 

5 Eleazer born Dec r 13 th 1723. 

6 Jedidah born October . 3 . 1726 

7 Nathaniel born July 22 . 1729. 

The Children of thomas faunce * and Sarah faunce his wife 

1 hannah born April y e 26 : 17 13 She Deceased february 2 170$! 

2 Sarah Born february 23 d 170JI Deceas d 

The : Children of thomas faunce and lediah faunce his wife 

1 Jeames : borne the 6 day of april 1719 

2 thomas born the 10 of april 172 1 

3 Ruth born the the 24 of June 1723 

4 Barnebe born June 10 th 1726 . Deceased January- 18 th 1727/8. 

5 Seth born July 30 th 1729 Deceased August 4 th 1729. 

6 Peleg born November 20 th 1730. 

7 Lydia Faunce, born 

8 Sarah Faunce, born Deceas d 

[p. 72] The Children of John Holmes and Marsey holmes his Wife 

1 Mary born September 2 d 17 13 

2 Peleg born September 28 17 15 

3 Josiah born on y e 15 th Desember 17 16 

4 Jonathan born on y e 19 th day of august 17 19 . Deceased Dec r 23 . 

1726 
Marcy born November 13 th 1725. 
John born June 22 . 1730 
The Childrn of Richard holmes and hester holmes his Wife 

1 Mary born ftebruary 5 th 170}! 

2 Girshom bone October 13 th 17 14 

3 Silvanos born Desember 27 th 17 16 

The Children of Thomas Wethrell Jun r , and Elizabeth his Wife 

1 . Hannah Wethrell Borne, May 25 th 1739 . Deceas d July 1740 

2 . Lemuell Wethrell, Borne, May 1741 . Deceas d Mar : 1742 

3 . Thomas Wethrell Born, Dec r 4 th 1742. 

The Children of Charles little & Sarah little his Wife 
*"Jun' " has been written above in a different hand- 



210 The Wills of George 2 and Deborah Soule 

i Sarah born Agust : 4 : 17 13 she Deceased on y e 2 d of January 
1714 

2 Bethia born October 23 d 17 15 

3 Charles born October 9 th 17 17 Deceased february 14 th 17 iS 

4 lucie born Aprill 30 : 17 19 

5 Sarah born Tusday at one AClock in y e morning January 24 th 

»7.H 

6 . Charles born Nov r 4 . 1723 . Deceased Nov* 11 th 1723 

The Children of Josiah Morton Jun r ; <Sc Melatiah Morton his Wife 

1 . Benjamin Morton borne, Jan r y iS . 1733/4 . Deceas d Nov br 5 . 

1735- 

3 . Benjamin Morton borne Nov br 7 . 1737 . Deceas d July 4 . 1739. 

4 . Reliance Morton borne Feb f y 18 . 1739/4. 

5 Martha Morton borne March 29 . 1742 

6 . John Morton borne Mar : 21 . 1743/4 . Deceas d Sep* 1 . 1745 

2 . Seth Morton born Dec r 8 . 1735 

7 Mary Morton born April 5 . 1746. 

8 John Morton born Aug st 30 . 1748 

9 Josiah Morton born Sep* 11 1750 . Deceas d Aug st 26 th 175 1 

10 Josiah Morton, born Aug 5t 7 th 1752 

11 Sarah Morton b[orn] Aug st 11 1755 

[To be continued} 



THE WILLS AND INVENTORIES OF GEORGE 2 SOULE 

AND HIS WIDOW DEBORAH, WITH THE 

PETITION OF THE GRANDDAUGHTER 

MARY COGGESHALL 

Transcribed from the Original Documents and Records 
By George Ernest Bowman 

George 2 Soule {George 1 ) died at Dartmouth, Mass., prob- 
ably but a short time before 17 May, 1704, the day his inven- 
tory was taken. His widow Deborah died at Dartmouth 
between the date of her will, 24 January, 1708/9, and the day 
it was probated, 1 March, 1709/10. The original documents 
relating to George 2 Soule's estate have all disappeared from the 
probate files, but the will, inventory, receipts of heirs and 
petition of his granddaughter were recorded in the Bristol 
County Probate Records, Volume II, pages 93, 94 and 96, and 
in Volume III, pages 585, 586 and 599. Deborah Soule's 
will and inventory were recorded in Volume II, page 275, and 



The Wills of George 1 and Deborah Soule 2 1 1 

the account of the executrix in Volume III, page 20, but these 
three original documents, with the bond of the executrix, are 
still in the hies and have been used in making the transcript 
here presented. 



[George 2 Soule's Will] 

[P- 93] The Last will and Testament of George Soule of 
Dartmouth in the County of Bristoll in New England being 
of perfect Memory and my understanding not faileing me 
praises be given to Allmighty God for the same. Doe bequeath 
my Body to the Earth from whence it Came, and my Soule 
Unto God that gave it And I do Commend my well beloved 
wife & Chilldren Unto the Gracious Protection of the Lord, 
Jesus Christ Humbly Entreating him of his Grace to Replenish 
them with his holy Spirit so as they may live in the fear of 
God and Unity of the Spiritt all the dayes of their lives : My 
will and desire is that all my Lawfull Debts may be truely & 
Justly payd where and to whom any is oweing and all such 
debts as is Lawfully due unto me may be Received by my 
Executors after Named Ittem I do give & bequeath unto my 
Eldest son William Soule unto him his heires and Assignes for 
Ever One quarter part of a share of land Divided & undivided 
scittuated lyeing & being in the said Township of Dartmouth 
Item I doe give and bequeath unto my son John Soule unto 
him his heires & Assignes for Ever One Eighth part of a share 
of land Divided & undivided scittuate lyeing & being in the 
said Township of Dartmouth Item I Do give & bequeath Unto 
my son Nathan Soule Unto him his heires and Assignes for 
Ever One Eighth part of a share of land with my Dwelling 
house wherin I live at the day of the date hereof onely Reserve- 
ing .priviledge for his Mother my wife to have free Liberty to 
Dwell in the said House before given unto my sonne Nathan 
Dureing the time of her widowhood & priviledge of all sorts 
of fruits in y e orchard Item I do give & bequeath unto my 
Daughter Deborah Soule Ten pounds in money : and to be 
payd unto her by my said sonne Nathan Soule at the age of 
Eighteen years or at the day of her Marriage = Item I doe 
give and bequeath unto my three daughters Mary Lydia & 
Sarah Soule the sum of Thirty pounds in money and three good 
rfeather beds with furniture belonging to them . that is to be 
payd by my Executrix and Executor after Named the sum of 
ten pounds & one feather bed & furniture belonging to it unto 
Each of them at the age of Eighteen years or at the day of of 



212 The Wills of George- and Deborah Soule 

their Mariage Item I do order Constitute Ordaine and Appoint 
my dear and Well beloved wife Deborah Soule & my well 
beloved son William Soule to be my Executrix & Executor to 
see that this my last will & Testament be truely Executed and 
f ullfilled in all respects to the full meaneing & true Intent 
thereof in all perticulers = Item I Do desire Request & Im- 
power my Trusty & well beloved freinds Joseph Tripp & 
George Cadman both of the said Town of Dartmouth to be 
overseers of this my Last will & Testament & to be helpfull 
unto my said Executors in the Manageing of their Affaires by 
their help Advice & Councell in the due Execution of their 
placces & trust to them Commited, Item I do give and be- 
queath two overseers five shillings apeice to be payd unto 
them by my Executors And in Rattifycation & Confirmation 
that this is my absolute last will & Testament, I have here- 
unto sett my hand and seale, this Twenty fifth day of the first 
month March and in the Year of Our Lord one thousand six 
Hundred Ninety & seven 1697 

Signed sealed & owned George Soule (S) 

in presence off 
Isaace Lawton 
John Coggeshall 
Elizabeth Coggeshall 

Memorandum y* on y e 30 th day of June 1704 then Appeared 
before Natha 1 Byfield Esq r Judge of Probate of wills &c within 
the County of Bristoll m r John Coggeshall & m r Isaace Lawton 
two of y e wittnesses to the above writen will and did Sollemly 
declare that they were present & did see George Soule late of 
Dartmouth, Deceased, signe seale & declare the above written 
as his last will & testament & that he was of a Disposeing 
mind when he so did And that they allso see Elizabeth Cogge- 
shall the other witness signe at the same time 
John Cary Reg r Jura t Coram Natha 1 Byfield 

July I st 1704 Entered by John Car)* Reg r 

To y e Judge of Probate of wills = These may Certify the 
that I am not Capable to come to Bristoll Neither do I accept 
of what is given to me in my late Deceased Husbands Will 
but desire that I may have my thirds according to law : and 
that my son william Soule may proceed in the Execution of 
his ffathers will 

Dated in Dartmouth y e 22 day of y e 4 th month 1704 

Deborah Soule. 
Entered the same I st day of July 1704 By John Cary Reg r 



400 


00 


00 


oo8 


00 


00 


020 


00 


00 


002 


J 5 


00 


008 


00 


00 


015 


00 


00 


001 


10 


00 


010 


00 


00 


CO I 


10 


00 


OOI 


05 


00 



The Wills of George 2 a ad Deborah So ale 213 

[George 2 Soule's Inventory] 

[p. 94] Wee whose Names are under written being Elected & 
Chose by the partyes Concerned to take an Inventory of the 
Estate of George Soule Deceased late of Dartmouth in the 
County of Bristoll in New England have to the best of Our 
Endeavours taken it as ffolloweth 
That is to say One halfe of a share of land Devided 
& undivided throughout the township of Dart- 
mouth with Houseing & Orchard upon it at 
one pair of oxen at 
Nine Cowes at 
2 two year olds 

2 Mares & one Coalt 
forty four sheep & Twenty two lambs at 
six swine at 

forty four Goats & ten Kids at 
two shairs & 2 Colters & three Chaines at 
A Cart & wheels & Yoaks 
Axes & saws & augurs with other Iron tools and a 

bar of Iron 002 14 00 

A pair of Andirons 2 tramels a pair of tongs & a slice 

& a bar of steel 002 03 00 

3 iron potts 2 iron Kettles & one Brass Kettle & a 

pair of Stilliards 002 02 00 

A Grinstone a warming Pann a ffrying pann & Grid- 
iron 001 00 00 

A fender & a Gun & a fork & 2 Bottles & 2 jarrs & 

a Tin pan 000 18 00 

3 platters & 2 pots with some old puter & two Can- 
dlesticks 001 00 00 

three beds with the Beding 018 00 00 

A pair money Scales : 11 : Books a Hamer 2 adses 

2 Bridles & Sadie 002 00 00 

To old Cloathing a Rasor & percell of Yarn 2 pair of 

Cards 007 10 00 

A Loom & Tacklin and a spit a Cart Rope & 2 sifes 004 00 00 

7 bushells of Barley 35 Bushells of Indian Corn with 

some other Corn 005 15 00 

three Cheests & some meat & wool & fflax & meal 

baggs 3 wheels 003 02 00 

5 Chaires S Barrels 2 Churns 4 Tubbs a Cheespress 

w th other Lumber 002 oS 00 

some Leather 15 pounds of fatt & an Earthen pott & 

ten pounds Tobacco 000 14 co 

the whole sum. 591 06 00 



214 * The Wills of George" and Deborah Soule 

We the prizers finished this Inventory the 17 th day of may 1734. 

in Dartmouth 

Joseph Tripp 
William Wo 3d 
George Cadman 

[see page 96 an Addition to this Inventory*] 

william Soule Executor to the last will & Testament of 
George Soule late of Dartmouth Dec d on the 30 th day of June 
1704 Appeared before Natha 1 Byfield Esq r Judge of Probate 
of wills &c within the County of Bristoll who did Sollemly 
delare . That the Inventory above written is a true & Just 
Inventory so far as hath Come to his hand and knowledge 
(Excepting some few things) and that when he knowes of any 
more he will Reveale it that it may be herewith Entered and 
this declaration was made by him as he hoped for help from 
God. 

John Gary Reg r Jura* Coram Natha 1 Byfield : 

Thus Entered July the I st 1704 By John Cary Reg r 

[p. 96] William Soul son & Administrator of the Estate Left 
by George Soule late of Dartmouth in the County of Bristoll 
Dec d Exhibited these perticulers as an Addition to the Inven- 
tory upon Record of his said ffathers Estate on the 17 th clay of 
Aprill 1705 by the hand of Leiut Little 
Imp rs money and Debts 
to one Cow prised at 
to one Conno prised at 
To shott moulds & Mustard Bowl 
To Butter prised at 
To Bees prised at 

wosted Combs & Pocket Book prised at 
Boards prised at 

Sword & looking Glass & sider Mill prised at 
three bettle Rings wedges & pitchforks 
Joynter & two axele tree pins & old ax 
Hachel prised at 

A Combe & 3 ounces of Indigo & a Jugg 
Prospect Glass 6 d swevl Chain & Dubble Hooks 3 s 6 d 

9 J 7 ll 
This Inventory was taken the 2 2 d day of march 1705 

By us Silvanus Soule 
Nathaniel Soule 

♦This note is on the outer margin of the page. 



2 


07 


05 


I 


16 


OO 





J 4 


OO 





G2 


c6 





15 


OO 


I 


OO 


OO 





*5 


OO 


I 




°7 


oS 

06 





°5 


OO 





C2 


06 





OI 


02 





C4 


02 





04 


CO 



The Wills of George 1 and Deborah Souie 21$ 

[Receipts of the Heirs] 

[III : 585] Received of William Soul of Dartmouth in the 
County of Bristol in New England Executor of the last will & 
Testament of his ffather George Soul once of Dartmouth De- 
ceased I say Received by me William Brownel Juno r : ten pounds 
& one feather Bed & furniture belonging to it which Ten 
pounds & feather bed is the ten pound & feather bed given to 
Lidia Soule by will she being now wife to me william Brownel 
in witness whereof I have here unto the sixth day of the sixth 
month called August in the year of our Lord one thousand 
seven Hundred & six 

Signed and delivered William Brownel Jun r 

In presence of his X marke 

Henry Howland 
William White 
Entered October 5 th 17 19 By John Cary Register 

The 30 th of the Eleventh month Called January 17 10 Rec d 
of will Soule the sum of Ten pounds Currant money of New 
England which was the Ten pounds which Our ffather George 
Soule gave to his daughter Mary in his will I say Received by 
me 
Signed in presence of Joseph Devel 

his 
Jacob X Soule 

marke 
Mary Soule 
Entered October 5 th 17 19 By John Cary Reg r 

Dartmouth in the County of Bristol the 25 th day of 
4 th month called June in the year 1707 : Received of william 
Soule Executor of the last will and Testament of his ffather 
George Soule of Dartmouth deceased ten pounds in money 
which ten pounds is the ten pounds given to me by my father 
George Soul in his last will I say Received by me 
In presence of us , her 

Natha 1 Soule Sara : S : Soule 

Nathan Soule marke 

Entered October 5 th 17 19 By John Cary Regisf 

the fifteenth day of the Third month Called may one Thou- 
sand seven Hundred & Nineteen then Received of my Brother 
William Souie the sum of Thirteen pounds one shilling and 



2l6 TJie Wills of George 1 and Deborah Soule 

seven pence which I Receive in full Satisfaction for and in 
Liu of the ffeather bed and furniture belonging to it which my 
ffather George Soule gave to me upon his last will and Testa- 
ment I say Received by me 

In presence of Sarah Soule 

Hannah Manchester 
Nathan Soule 
Entered October 5 th 17 19 By John Cary Register 

[Petition of Joshua and Mary Coggeshall] 

[p. 586] Bristol Ss August the 5 th 17 19 

To the Hon 1 "^ 16 Nathaniel Paine Esq r Judge of Probate of 
Wills for the County of Bristol Granting Letter of Adminis- 
trations and settleing Estates of persons Dying Intestate in 
the said County 

The Humble Pittion of Joshua Coggeshall of Dartmouth 
in the County of Bristol & Mary Coggeshall his wife Daughter 
of George Soule son of George Soule sen r of Dartmouth 
deceased Humbly showeth 

That whereas by one Act or Establishment of this Province 
made in the Twelfth Year of King William it is Provided and 
Enacted that any Child or Children not haveing a Legacie 
given them in the Will of theyr ffather or mother Every such 
Child shall have a Proportion of the Estate of theyr parents 
Given and sett out to them as the law directs for the Distri- 
bution of Intestate Estates your Pittioner therefore Humbly 
Informs your hon r that [p. 587] That George Soule of Dart- 
mouth Grandfather of your Pittioner Mary Coggeshall Being 
Seized in his Own Right of a very valuable Estate of lands 
Rights Goods & Chattells in the Town of Dartmouth on the 
Twentyh * of march in the year 1697 made his will & Testa- 
ment in writting in which he gave and bequeathed all his farm 
Lands Rights and Estate Among his Children then liveing 
viz William Nathan John Mary Lidia Deborah and Sarah not 
mention or giveing any Legacy to Mary your Pittioner the 
Lawfull Child and Representative of George Soule the son of 
the s d Testator George Soule sen r : who was then Deceased 
allthough said George Soule father of your Petitioner had never 
any portion of the Estate of his ffather aforesaid in his lifetime 
Given him or settled upon him 

And Now so it is may it Please your Hon r that since the 
makeing of the said Will John Soule One of the sons of the s d 

♦Sic. Compare the date in the will. 



The Wills of George 2 and Deborah Soule 217 

George Soule is Deceased without Issue by Meanes of which 
his part allso by the law is Descended among the surviveing 
Children and now Ought to be Distributed among them and 
your Petition 1 " not being Considered in said will & being now 
arived to full age is Necessiated to pray your hon r that the 
Legatory's and those that are in the Possession of the Estate 
of the said George Soule Deceased be Citted before your Hon' 
at a time Appointed by your Hon r for hearing the same at 
which time yo r Petition 1 " will allso appear and produce the 
Records of the lands & Estate that so yo r Hon r may proceed 
to sett out to your Petitioner her part & proportion of the s J 
Estate as by the aforesaid Act your Hon r is Enabled and your 
Petitioner shall pray 

Thomas Turner Advocate for the Petitioners 

Bristol Ss At a Court of Probate held at Bristol on October 5 th 
1719 

Upon the Reading of the Petition of Joshua Coggeshall and 
Mary his wife Considering the law of the Province under which 
the said Mary was Born, A Right if any she had Accrewed 
mentioned no other then Children, at the time was Omitted or 
forgotten, which at that time was understood of no other then 
Imeadiate Children and not Extend to Grand Children 

Considering allso the Right of the said Mary if any shee 
hath lyes fairly at the Common Law it being an Estate in land 
I Do Dismiss the Petition 

Natha 1 Paine 
Entered October the 6 th 17 19 by John Cary Register 

[p. 599] Bristol ss : January the 5 th 17 19 

Joshua Coggeshall for himself and Mary his Wife the Gran- 
daughter of George Soule of Dartmouth Deceased Appealed 
from the sentence or decree of Natha 1 Paine Esq r Judge of 
Probates given on the fifth of October last To the Governour 
& Councill and became bound to prosecute his appeal as the 
law directs 
Entered by John Cary Reg r 

[Widow Deborah Soule's Will *] 

The 24 day of junuary in the year 17,08 or 9 

I debrah Soule of dartmouth in the County of bristoll in 
her maigstey provance of the masathusets bay in new ingiand 

* From the original document. 



218 The Wills of George 1 and Deborah Soule 

wife of george Soule Sener Late of dartmouth desased being 
very Sick and weak in body but of par fit mind and menu »ry 
thanks be given to god tharefore Coling to mind the mortolity 
of my body du make and ordain this my last will and testment 
that is to Say prinCipllay & first of all I give and bequeth to 
my daughter Sarah Soule whome I Consitute to be my S 
exacutrix of this my last will and testement all my estate with 
in dowers and with out paying all lawfull debts and legises 
itam I give and bequeth to my Son william Soule five shil- 
lings itam i give and bequeth to my Son nathan Soule won 
Shilling item I give and bequeth to my daughter mary divel 
Six Shillings itan I give and bequeth to my daughter Lediah 
browniell Six Shillings itam I give and bequeth to mary Soule 
daughter of my Son george Soule desased three Shillings arid 
I du here by utterly disalow revoke and disanull all and every 
other form testments wills legeses and bequeths and executors 
by me in any wis be fore named willed and bequethed rectynng 
and confirming this and no other to be my last will and teste- 
ment in witness whare of I have here unto Set my hand and 
Seal the day and year above written Sined Sealed as my Last 
will and testament by the Said debrah Soule in the prence of 
us the Seubscribers the word in in the third line is interlined 
before the insealing hereof 

Silvanus Soule her 

Jacob Soule debrah X Soule (Seal) 

Nathaniel Soule mark 

Memorandum that on first day of march 1709 Then in 
Bristol Silvanus Soule Jacob Soule & Nathaniel Soule witnesses 
to the above written will of the said Deceased Deborah Soule 
Appeared & made Oath (before the Hon rbIe Natha 1 Byfield Lsq r 
Judge of Probate of wills &c within the County of Bristol) that 
they were present viz* Silvanus Soule & Jacob Soule & see the 
said dec d signe seal & declare the above written as her last will 
& Testament to which they set their hand as witnesses & 
Natha 1 Soul viz* that y e Deceased owned the same to be her 
last will as aboves d : & upon her desire set his hand thereto : 
& further they Swear she was to the best of yr understanding 
of a Disposeing mind 
John Cary Reg r Jur t Coram N Byfield 

Bristol ss In y e 2 d Book folio 275 : March 2 d 1709^10 
Entered By John Cary Register 



oO 


00 


00 


OI 


06 


00 


OO 


°5 


00 


07 


00 


00 


02 


00 


OO 


OI 


09 


00 


02 


10 


00 


OI 


14 


00 


OO 


10 


00 


OI 


17 


00 


OO 


12 


00 


OO 


l 7 


00 


26 


00 


00 


Soule 


Late 


of 



The Wills of George 1 and Deborah Soule 219 

[Widow Deborah Soule's Inventory *] 

Four cattel prized at 

Nine sheep at 

Won swine at 

To beed & beding & Clothen at 

Warming pan & puter at 

Sheeps wool at 

Wosted & yarn prized at 

Two poots three cittels & frien pan 

Books & Chists 

Spining wheals with old lomber 

Provision at 

to Cash 



An Inventory of the Estate of Deborah 
Dartmouth Deceased 
Nathaniel Soule And 
Jacob Soule Prizers 

Bristol ss March the first 1709 then Sarah Soule Executrix 
to the last will & Testament of Deborah Soule Deceased Ap- 
peard before the Honerable Natha 1 Byfield Esq r Judge of 
Probate &c within the County of Bristol aforesaid & made 
Oath that the Inventory above written is a Just and true 
accompt of the Esate of y e s d decead to the best of her Knowl- 
edge & when she Knowes of any more she will Reveale it & 
bring it to the Register that it may be of Record. 
John Cary Reg r Jur* Coram N By held 

Entered March y e 2 d 1709-10 By John Cary Register 

[Bond of the Executrix *] 

The bond of the executrix is on a printed form and is dated 
1 March, 1709. The amount of the bond was £60 and the 
sureties were Nathaniel Soule and Jacob Soule, both of Dart- 
mouth. Nathaniel signed his name to the bond, but Sarah 
and Jacob made their marks. The witnesses were Samuel 
Gallup and John Cary. The executrix was required, by the 
terms of the bond, to present an inventory on or before 
10 April, 1 7 10, and an account of her administration on or 
before 10 April, 171 1. 

* From the original document. 



220 The Wills of George 1 and Deborah Soule 

[Account of the Executrix *] 

Bristol ss . March the 7 : 17} J 

The Accompt of Sarah Soule Executrix of the East will 
and Testament of Deborah Soule late of Dartmouth Deceased 
of her Admistration upon the Estate left by the said Deborah 
Soule according to the will of the s d Deceased 
The said Sarah Execut x Chargeth herself w th the 

Inventory upon Record being the sum 26 00 00 

paid 02 9 4 



00 


02 


00 


00 


16 


04 


00 


06 


00 


00 


06 


00 


00 


06 


00 


00 


°3 


00 


00 


°5 


00 


00 


01 


00 



23 10 8 

The said Executrix Desireth Allowance for such & such 
much Debts & Legacies payd out of the s d Estate 

£ * 
To l)oct r Tallmon Remaining due 
To Nicholas Howland for shoes 
To my Brother william Soule 
A Legacie payd to Mary Devel my sister 
& to Lidiah Brownel my sister 
Due to be payd to Mary Soul daught r of my late Brother 

George Soule 
to my Brother william Soul 
and to my Brother Nathan Soule which they have given 

me 

02 09 4 

Sarah Soul Appeared before me Natha 1 Paine Esq r Judge 
of the probate of will &c within y e County of Bristoll and 
presented this accompt of her Administration upon said Estate 
& made Oath that the same is true & Just which I have Ex- 
amined & do allow the same and order it to be of Record the 
ballence of this account being Twenty three pound Nine shil- 
lings and four pence is bequeathed to the said Sarah by the 
will of her mother Deborah Soul 

March 7 . ij\~ Juratt Coram Xath 11 Paine 

This account is Entered in the 3 d book for Registring wills 
folio : 20 : March 3 d f 17^ By John Cary Regist r 

The will & Inventory to which y s acco 1 hath Relation is 
Recorded in the 2 d Book folio 275 

* From the original document. t Sic 



Records from the Burial Ground at Ki?i' r ston } Mass. 221 



DEATH RECORDS FROM THE ANCIENT BURIAL 
GROUND AT KINGSTON, MASS. 

(Concluded from page IJ2) 

Stubbs 

James, Jan. 20, 1731/2, 30th yr. 
Sturtevaxt 

Mary (Miss), Apr. 10, 1800, 51st yr. 
Sullivan 

Jane, Feb. 1, 1806, 67 yrs. 
Swain 

Penelope, widow of James, a native of X. Carolina, on a visit 
to Kingston, June 21, 1S19, 33rd yr. 
Symmes 

Elizabeth (Miss), May 2, 1803, 27 yrs. 7 mos. 15 dys. 

Mary D., wife of William, born Aug. 17, 1805, died Feb. 7, 1837. 
Thatcher 

Benjamin Lothrop, son of Capt. Josiah and Elizabeth, May 27, 
1785, 6th yr. 

Elizabeth, widow of Capt. Josiah, May 3, 181 5, 57 yrs. 

Josiah (Capt.), Oct. 5, 1800, 64 yrs. 
Thomas 

Daniel Briggs, son of George and Maria, Jan. 31, 1820, 3 mos. 
6 dys. 

Hannah, widow of Maj. Gen. John, Apr. 1, 1819, 88 yrs. 

Helen Louisa, dau. of George and Maria, Oct. 7, 1835, 2 yrs. 
11 dys. 

John (Maj. Gen.), June 2, 1776, 52 yrs. 

John (Hon.), Feb. 21, 1853, 87 yrs. 

Judith, wife of Hon. John, May 24, 1836, 67 yrs. 

Julia Parris, dau. of George and Maria, Aug. 12, 1811, 14 mos. 

Nathaniel, Esq., Aug. 1, 1846, 77 yrs. 

Saba, dau. of Hon. John and Watty, July 21, 1802, 10 yrs. 5 mos. 

Sylvanus, Dec. 16, 1841, 62 yrs. 

Waity, wife of Hon. John, Feb. 25, 1802, 39th yr. 

William Appleton, son of Hon. John, Feb., 1828, 28 yrs. 

William H., Mar. 1, 1833, 20th yr. 
Thompson 

Harriet, wife of Solomon, Sept. 20, 1833, 37 yrs. 

Two infants of Solomon and Harriet, 17 days. 
Tills on 

Polly (Miss), June 12, 1831, 47th yr. 
Tinkcom {See also Tinkham) 

Anne, wife of John, Sept. 6, 1730, 39 yrs. 1 mo. 

Mary, dau. of John and Anne, July 25, 1730, 12 yrs. 1 mo. 



222 Records from the Burial Ground at Kingston, Mass. 

Tinkham (See also Tinkcom) 

Anne, dau. of John and Sarah, Jan. 17, 1754, 6 yrs. 3 dys. 

John (drowned), Sept. 15, 174.3, 26 yrs. 9 mos. 29 dys. 
Tubes 

Ebenezer, Dec. 25, 1730, 26 yrs. 
Tupper 

Bridget (Miss). Apr. 7, 1806, 33rd yr. 

Nathaniel (Capt.), son of Seth and Priscilla, Aug. 25, 181 4, 
47 > r rs. 

Priscilla, widow of Seth, Mar. 26, 1818, 78 yrs. 

Seth, died in West Indies, 1775, 40 yrs. 
Wade 

Hannah F., wife of John W., Apr. 23, 1856, 35 yrs. 

Hertillia, wife of Joim W., May 6, 1S33, 26 yrs. 

Hertillia, dau. of John W. and Hertillia, Sept. 17, 1833, 4 mos. 
27 dys. 
Wards w r ORTH 

Anne, May 21, 1732, 32 yrs. 1 mo. 6 dys. 

Cephas, Sept. 12, 18 19, 76 yrs. 

Peleg, son of Cephas and Molly, drowned at sea, Feb. 24, 1790, 
21 yrs. 6 mos. 5 dys. 

William, son of Cephas and Molly, May 6, 1790, 19 yrs. 9 mos. 
4 dys. 

William, son of Capt. Cephas and Lucy, Nov. 19, 1822, 17 yrs. 
2 dys. 

Zilpha, dau. of Cephas and Molly, Oct. 30, 1787, 2 yrs. 
Warren 

Anne, dau. of James and Penelope, Oct. 16, 1757, 30th yr. 
Washburn 

Anna, wife of Seth, Jan. 25, 1786, -^ yrs. 

Anna, dau. of Seth and Anna, Mar. 31, 1786, 2 mos. n dys. 

Bartlett A., son of Bildad and Lucy, May 19, 18 10, 6 mos. 

Betsey, dau. of Bildad and Lucy, June 19, 1820, 35 yrs. 

Betsey, wife of Jehial, July 20, 1837, 70 yrs. 

Bildad, Sept. 18, 1S32, 70 yrs. 

Deborah, widow of Deac. Jabez, Oct. 8, 1802, 85th yr. 

Deborah, widow of Elisha, July 1, 1849, 89 yrs. 

Ebenezer, Sept. 13, 1738, 29 yrs. 26 dys. 

Ebenezer, Jan. 26, 1S10, 74 yrs. 

Elisha, July 20, 1734, 30th yr. 

Elisha, son of Deac. Jabez and Judith, June 29, 1754? 2 ° y 15 * 

Elisha, June n, 1839, 81 yrs. 

Elkanah, Jan. 5, 1831, 80th yr. 

Fear, wife of Seth, Apr. 9, 1782, 43 yrs. 

Ichabod, Oct. 4, 1798, 29th yr. 

Jabez, Jr., Feb. 17, 1775, ^1 yrs. 9 mos. 25 dys. 

Jabez (Deac), Apr. r, 1794, 86 yrs. 

Jabez, Dec. 24, 1798, 28th yr. 

James, son of Ebenezer and Sarah, Dec. 27, 1769, 9 mos. 12 dys. 



Records from tJic Burial Ground at Kingston % Mass. 223 

Washburn ( Contin ued ) 

James, Oct. 30, 1S05, 29 yrs. 1 mo. 28 dys. 

Jehial, Aug. 10, 1837, 74 yrs. 10 mos. 

Jenny, widow of John, Oct. 14, 1S04, 40th yr. 

Job M., Oct. 19, 1S3S, 34 yrs. 6 mos. 

John (Deac), June 17, 1750, 79th yr. 

John, son of Deac. Jabez and Judith, June, 1763, 23 yrs. 

John, Oct. 5, 1S01, 38th yr. 

Judith, wife of Deac. Jabez, Mar. 3, 1752, 41 yrs. 2 mos. 2 dys. 

Kimball, June 20, 1825, 41st yr. 

Lucy, dau. of Jabez and Polly. Oct. 20, 1795, 1 mo. 13 dys. 

Lucy, widow of Bildad, Nov. 30, 1849, &4 ) TS - 

Mary, widow of Jabez, Jr , Feb. 15, 1779, 44 yrs. 10 dys. 

Mercy, widow of Elkanah, Sept. 4, 1844, 86 yrs. 

Molly, dau. of Deac. Jabez and Judith, June 14, 1754, 12 yrs. 

Nathaniel, son of Bildad and Lucy, Mar. 9, 1796, 1 yr. 11 mos. 
7 dys. 

Nehemiah, son of Ephraim and Egloth, Apr. 13, 175 1, 1 yr. 
10 mos. 2 dys. 

Orpha, dau. of Mrs. Hannah, Apr. 12, 1S04, 2 yrs. 10 dys. 

Patience, wife of Capt. Phiiip, Mar. 17, 1826, 53 yrs. 

Phillip (Capt.), Mar. 22, 1S54, 86 yrs. .7 mos. 14 dys. 

Priscilla, wife of Capt. Judah, June 7, 1813, 65 yrs. 

Rebecca, July 24, 1827, 84 yrs. 

Sarah, widow of Ebenezer, Jan. 25, 1826, 88th yr. 

Simeon, Mar. 16, 1764, 26 yrs. 1 mo. 5 (or 15) dys. 

Simeon, July 6, 1805, 34 yrs. 4 mos. 5 dys. 

Susanna, dau. of Deac. Jabez and Judith, Apr. 26, 1756, 19 yrs. 

Thomas, son of Deac. Jabez and Deborah, Mar. 11, 1759, 3 yrs. 
5 mos. 

Wiborah, wife of Deac. John, Feb. 6, 1743, 72nd yr. 
Waterman 

Benjamin, Oct. 17, 1845, 86th yr. 

Lucy, wife of Benjamin, Dec. 27, 1800, 34th yr. 

Sally, dau. of Benjamin and Lucy, Dec. 24, 1824, 30 yrs. 4 mos. 
14 dys. 

Zuma, wife of Benjamin, June 16, 1844, 88th yr. 
West 

Abiah, dau. of Mrs. Lydia, Aug. 27, 1791, 16 yrs. 7 mos. 7 dys. 

Elizabeth, wife of Josiah, Apr. 8, 1801, 67 yrs. 

Josiah, Feb. 16, 1803, 69th yr. 

Lydia, wife of Deac. Peter, May 12, 1760, 40 yrs. 

Lydia, 2nd wife of Deac. Peter, Oct. 16, 1775, 47 y rs « 

Peter (Deac), Mar. 17, 1786, 64 yrs. 
Weston 

Olive, wife of Dura, Dec. 25, 1821, 28th yr. 
White 

Roxana (Miss), July 2, 1832, 38 yrs. 



224 Records from ilic Burial Ground at Kingston, Mass. 

Whitman 

Thomas, son of Rev. Levi and Dolly, Aug. 23, 1809, 2 mos. 
26 dys. 
Written 

Isabella, dau. of Melzar and Welthea, May 28, 1S27, 10 yrs. 
Joshua, son of Melzar and Welthea, July 19, 1S15, 7 yrs. 
Joshua, son of Melzar and Welthea, May 28, 1822, 2 yrs. 3 mos. 

4 dys. 

Mar}-, relict of Elisha, Aug. 15, 1824, 83 yrs. 

Mary D., dau. of Melzar and Welthea, June 14, 1841, 19 yrs. 

Melzar, Jr., son of Melzar and Welthea, June 24, 1S36, 29 yrs. 

8 mos. 
Rebecca, dau. of Melzar and Welthea, May 5, 18 15, 8 mos. 

20 dys. 
Rebecca, dau. of Melzar and Welthea, Oct. 29, 18 18, 2 yrs. 7 mos. 
Welthea, dau. of Melzar and Welthea, Nov. 5, 1832, 21 yrs. 
Welthea, wife of Melzar, Feb. 1, 1837, 51 yrs. 
Willis 

Betsey, dau. of Rev. Zephaniah, Feb. 15, 1843, 5° }* rs - 
Hannah, wife of Rev. Zephaniah, Aug. 8, 1S34, 72 yrs. 
Hannah Thomas, dau. of Rev. Zephaniah, Oct. 15, 1786, 11 mos. 

3 weeks. 

Hannah Thomas, dau. of Rev. Zephaniah, July 1, 1798, 1 yr. 

5 mos. 

Jonah, son of Jonah, Jr., and Abigail, Mar. 22, 1827, 11 mos. 

2 dys. 

John Thomas, son of Rev. Zephaniah, Sept. 18, 1787, 4 mos. 
John Thomas, son of Rev. Zephaniah, June 18, 1789, 5 mos. 
Thomas, son of Rev. Zephaniah, July 30, 1791, 5 weeks. 
Waldo, son of Rev. Zephaniah, Sept. 9, 1795, 4 weeks. 
Waldo, son of Rev. Zephaniah, Oct. 11, 1800, 1 week. 
Zephaniah (Rev.), Mar. 6, 1847, 90 yrs. 10 dys. 

W IN SLOW 

Augusta, wife of Samuel, Oct. 12, 1837, 22 yrs. 10 mos. 
Wins or 

Deborah, dau. of Peter and Charlotte, July 19, 179 1, 1 yr. 11 

mos. 13 dys. 
Mar}' Hellen, dau. of Elbridge and Deborah, July 20, 1845, 

4 yrs. 3 mos. 
Wiswall 

Priscilla, widow of Rev. Ichabod of Duxbury, June 3, 1724, 
71 yrs. 
Witherell 

Betheanea, wife of Capt. Amos, May 24, 1853, 82 yrs. 
Lydia, wife of Nathaniel, Oct. 2, 18 14, 31 yrs. 4 mos. 22 dys. 
Ruth Stetson, dau. of Amos and Bethany, May 23, 1825, 20 yrs. 

3 mos. 20 dys. 



Jo/i?r Sa??isoris Settlement of His Own Estate 225 

Whole number of names inscribed o;i the gravestones in the 
ancie?it burial ground erected previous to the year 1S60 is 935. 
Of that number 

1 died in the ioS th year of his age : 
14 " between ninety and one hundred yrs. 



99 " 


tt 


eighty " 


ninety 


(< 


122 " 


n 


seventy " 


eighty 


« 


77 " 


a 


sixty " 


seventy 


« 


66 " 


a 


fifty 


sixty 


« 


63 " 


« 


forty " 


fifty 


« 


92 " 


it 


thirty- 


forty- 


tt 


10S " 


a 


twenty " 


thirty 


tt 


54 " 


t( 


ten " 


twenty 


It 


236 " 


under ten years of a 


g e - 




3 names with 


ages illegible 






935 






(Signed) 


T. B. Drew 



Dec. 18 



JOHN' 2 SAMSON'S SETTLEMENT OF HIS OWN 

ESTATE 

Transcribed from the Original Records , 
By George Ernest Bowman 

John 2 Samson (Henry 1 ) is mentioned in his father's will, 
printed in our second volume ; but a long-continued search has 
failed to reveal any other mention of his name on the records 
until 1702, wben the deed here presented was recorded. By 
this deed John 2 Samson of Dartmouth, Mass., conveys to his 
brother James 2 Samson, also of Dartmouth, all of the rights in 
land at Dartmouth given him by Henry 1 Samson's will. In 
return for this land James bound himself to provide John with 
food, raiment and other necessaries as long as he lived. 

This deed proves conclusively that John Samson, the son of 
Henry Samson of the Mayflower, could not have been the 
person of the same name who, as stated by Vinton, in the Giles 
Memorial [p. 3/6], married Mary Pease in 1667 and lived for 
a time at Beverly. Mass., having three children born there. 

As John is called a " Single man " in the deed, it is evident 
that he had never married and that he had no children, and 
by this deed he undoubtedly disposed of his entire estate, 
except possibly a few personal effects. 



226 Jo/ni 2 Samsorts Settlement of His Own Estate 

James 2 Samson made his will 10 January, 171 5/16,* and did 
not provide for the future maintenance of his brother John. 
It may safely be assumed, therefore, that John 2 Samson died 
before his brother James. 

The deed here given was dated 21 May, 1702, and acknowl- 
edged 27 May, 1702. It was recorded in the Bristol County 
Registry of Deeds, Volume III, page 446. 



[John 2 Samson to James 2 Samson] 

To all People to whom these presents shall come John 
Samson of the town of Dartmouth in the County of Bristoll 
in the Province of the Massachuset Bay in New England Single 
man sendeth Greeting &c Know yee that I the s d John Samso 
for & in Consideration That my Brother James Samson of the 
Town of Dartmouth aforesd Yeoman Hath Bound & obliged 
himself his heires Executors & Administrators to Provide for 
Keep & Maintaine me the s d John Samson with food Raiment 
& other Necessarys Dureing the time of my Naturall Lite as 
allso for Divers other Good Causes & Considerations me there- 
unto Moveing Plave given granted Bargained sold Enfeoffed 
& Confirmed and by these presents Doe fully freely Clearely 
and absolutely give grant Bargain sell Alien Enfeoffe & Con- 
firm unto him the said James Samson his heires & Assignes 
for Ever All that my lands both uplands Swamps & meadow 
Ground which I now have or of Right belongcth unto me 
Lyeing & being within the Township of Dart [p. 447] Dart- 
mouth aforesd both Divided & undivided which is more pertic- 
ulerly one Third part of one Whole Share throrowout s d Town 
both of Divided & undivided both of upland Meadows Swamps 
& Swampy Ground together with all the standing wood & 
Timber in & upon all or any of sd lands with all & Singuler 
the profitts priviledges & Appurtenances thereunto belonging 
or any wise Appertayning To have and to hold all that my 
Right title & Interest that I now have . Ever had or of Right 
ought to have in any of the lands of any sort or Kind within 
the township of Dartmouth afores d that accrueth to me by the 
last will & Testament of Henry Samson my Hon rd ffather late 
of Duxbury Deceased or by any other way or meanes whatso 
Ever with all the profits priviledges & Appurtenances thereof 
or thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining Unto linn 
the said James Samson his heires & Assignes and to the only 
& alone sole p r per Use benefitt & behoofe of him the said 
James Samson my Brother his heires & Assignes for Ever And 

* Mayflower Descendant, VI: 1S4. 



Bill of Mortality in tlic South Parish of East ham 227 

I the said John Samson Do for me myn Executors & Adminis- 
trators Covenant and Grant to & with the s d James Samson 
his heires & Assignes that att & before the Ensealeing & 
Delivery of these presents I am the true & Rightfull owner of 
all the said given & granted p r mises and have in my self full 
power Just Right & Lawfull Authority to give grant '& Convey 
the same in manner & form aforesaid according to the true 
Intent meaning of these presents and that all the said Bar- 
gained premises are to be & at all times hereafter shall Con- 
tinue to be free & Cleare of & from all former & other Gifts 
grants Bargaines . sales titles & Encumbrances whatso Ever 
had made Commited or Done or to be had made Committed 
Suffered omitted or done by me the said John Samson myn 
heires or Assignes or from any other person or persons Law- 
fully Claimeing of from by or under me them or any of them 
or by myn or their meanes Consent privity or procurer^. In 
witness whereof I the said John Samson have hereunto set my 
hand & seale this 21 st day of may Anno Domini one thousand 
Seven Hundred & two 

Signed sealed & Del d John Samson (S) 

in presence of 
John Perry e 
Isaac £ Pope 
his marke 

May the 27 th 1702 The above & within mentioned John 
Samson Personally appeared before me . and Acknowledged 
the above & within written Instrument to be his Act & Deed 

Seth Pope Justice of Peace 
Septemb r the Eight 1 702 Entered by John Cary Record 1 ", 



BILL OF MORTALITY IN THE SOUTH PARISH 
OF EASTHAM, J772-1823 

(Continued from page 18 y) 

1786 O786 continued) 

W° Han. Freeman W° Higgins 

Child Mayo Wife Sim. Higgins 

Wife Jos a Mayo Wife Lot Higgins 

Inf* Sol. Pepper Isaac Smith 

Inf 1 Sim. Higgins Amos Knowles 
Dea. Pepper 



22$ Bill of Mortality in the South Parish of East ham 



17S7 
Seth Knowles 
Inf* R. Nickerson 

Inf 1 Aaron Snow 
Reliance Cole 
Inf* Jon a Bascom 
Jon a Cole 
Wife Abiel Cole 
Thankf 1 Martin 
W° Mayo 
Inf 1 Sol. Pepper 

1788 
Child Tho s Rogers 
Child Jon a Kenwrick 
Wife Elea. Freeman 
Wife Dr. Hopkins 
child Jon a Mayo 
Wife Reu. Nickerson 
Child Jn° Higgins 
Child Elea Freeman 
Isaac Higgins 
Twins J. Sparrow * 
Wife Sol. Higgins 
Nehem. Young 
Inf 1 Levi Rogers 
Inf 1 Ans. Kenwrick 
Josiah Rogers 
Sol. Pepper 
Son Abiel Cole 
child Benj a Taylor 
Zeb. Young 

1789 
Child W° Ab. Snow 
Molly Twining 
Inf* Sim. Higgins 
Wife Theop. Mayo 
Inf r Uri. Mayo 
Child Jon a Mayo 
Inf c Uriah Mayo 
2 Inf 13 Jab. Sparrow 
Inf 1 Dr Kenwrick 
Simeon Smith 

1790 

W° Han. Rogers 
Inf 1 Jon a Bascom 

* " Sparrow " written over 



(1790 continued') 
Wife Watson Young 
Bethiah Smith 
Inf 1 Sears Mayo 
Wife James Young 
Inf 1 Amos Knowles 
Wife Barn 3 Twining 
Elisha Hopkins 
Hannah Cole 
Child Edm d Snow 
Nath 1 Mayo 
W° Sarah Freeman 
Wife Sol Higgins 
Wife Dr. Hopkins 
Child Dr. Hopkins 
W° Lois Snow 
Inf 1 Ben. Taylor 
Wife Abiel Cole 
Nath 1 Rogers 
Jon a Sparrow, 95 

1791 

child Jn° Gould 
Dr. Kenwrick 
child Elk. Linnel 
W° Young 
Child Moses Snow 
Child Jn° Mirrick 
Dea. Doane 
Child Jn° Mirrick 
Child Sim. Kingman 
Child Asa Higgins 
Child Nat 1 Paine 
Child Tho s Mayo 
Wife Tho s Harding 
Reuben Nickerson 

1792 
Dea. Higgins 94 
Inf 1 Levi Rogers 
Inf 1 Sol. Higgins 
Phebe pepper 
Inf 1 Gid. Atwood 
child Jos. Cole 
Wife Jn° Mirrick 
Inf 1 Jon a Mayo 
Inf 1 Theop. Mayo 
Inf 1 Mirrick Snow 



Rogers." 



Bill of Mortality in the South Parish of East ham 229 



(1792 continued) 
Wife, Moses Higgins 
Wife Jo. Cole 
Child Elea. Freeman 
Wife Jo. Snow 
Inf 1 Elea. Freeman 

1793 
Freeman Kingman 
Inf 1 joshua Cole 
Thankful Paine 
Nathan 1 Snow 
Inf 1 Gould Linnel 
Mary Rogers 
■Edmond Higgins 
Cap. Josh. Higgins 
Inf 1 Tim. Doane 
Wife Sam 1 Higgins 
Child W° Higgins 
W° Harding 
Child Xathan Smith 
W° Twining 
Inf 1 Rich. Sparrow 
Inf 1 M. Shearman 
Nath 1 Freeman 
Child Gid. Rogers 
Tho s Smith 
Dean Smith 

1794. 
Inf 1 Tho s Ary 
Inf 1 Hat. Higgins 
Inf* Tho s Linnel 
Tho s Mayo 
Wife Uri. Mayo 
Barn 5 Smith 
Joseph Sparrow 
Child S. Patterson 
child Uri. mayo 
Lydia Knowles 
Child Hat. Higgins 
Inf 1 Jn° Sparrow 
W° E. Rogers 
W° Jarvis 
Inf 1 Gould Linnel 
James Knowles 
Wife Jo. Smith 
Mary Harding 
Joseph cole 



(1 794 continued) 
Knowles Higgins 
Inf 1 I)av d Taylor 
Josiah Mayo 
Levi Rogers 
Paine Gould 
Joseph Gould 
Jon a Higgins 
2 sons Hez. Rogers 
son Jesse Kinney 
son Jon a Kenwrick 

J 795 

W° Crosby 

child Hat. Higgins 
Inf 1 Jon a Mayo 
Dea. Smith 
Inf 1 Dav d Atwood 
Jn° Sparrow 
Child J. Nickerson 
Inf 1 Judah Rogers 
W m Mirrick 
Child Sam 1 Linnel 
Wife Josh. Crosby 
Wife Mic. Snow. 
Sally Freeman 
jo — Sparrow Higgins 
Joseph cole ju r 
Isaac Young 
Wife maj r Freeman 
Inf 4 Josh a Crosby 
Freeman Higgins jur 
james Gould 
Reuben Cole, jur 
Mercy Mayo 
Inf 1 Rich d Sparrow 
Eliakim Higgins 
Ruth Mayo 
wife Dea. Sparrow 
Reuben Higgins 
Godfrey David 
Inf 1 Abner Freeman 
Wife Elk. Linnel 
Nat 1 Harding 

1796 
Inf 1 Reuben Nickerson 
Child Jon a Rogers 
Dt r \V° Cole 



230 Bill of Mortality in the South Parish of East ham 



(1796 continued) 
Inf* Joshua Mayo 
Infant Elkanah Hopkins 
Child Mercy Higgin[s] 
Heman Linnel, jur 
Bangs Nickerson 
james Linnel 
Stephen Linnel 
Wife He. Linnel 
Inf 1 G. Linnel 
Joshua Gould Jur 
Amos Knowles 
Inf. 1 Rogers 
Oliver Ary Ju r 
uriah Higgins 

1797 
Seth Kenwrick 
Lydia Mayo 
Child W m Hopkins 
Allen Higgins 
W° E. Hoppins * 
Jon a Linnel 
Joshua Knowles 
Infant Jon a Twing. jur 
Child Heman Mirrick 
Infant M. Higgins 

1798 
W° Reb a Hopkins 
Jesse Smith 
Moses Higgins 
Solomon Knowles 
Betty Snow 
Micajah Snow 
\V° A. Young 
Inf* Tho s Hopkins 
lnf l N. Nickerson 
Inf 1 Jon a Mayo 
child Tho s Linnel 
jon a Higgins 
Hannah Higgins 

1799 
W° Abig 1 Snow 90 
Wife Silv. Higgins 

*Sic. 



(1799 continued.) 
Child Mark Crosby 
Wife Aaron Higgins 
Son Maj r Sparrow 
Son of 1)° 
Josiah Young 
Jon a Linnel, 70 
Mark Crosby 
Joseph Taylor 
Joseph Atwood 
Zenas Snow 
Peter Knowles 
Inf r Nat 1 Nickerson 
W° Barsh a Higgins 

1800 
Wife Theo. Hopkins 
W° Mary Cole 
Zed. Higgins 
Paul Higgins, j r 
Jesse Cole, Ju r 
Wife Tho s Rogers 
Phebe Pepper. 
Wife Dav d Snow 
Nath n Higgins J r 
Tim° Smith 
Benj a Taylor j r 
Inf< Abner Mayo 
Josiah Rogers 
Joseph Cole 
Wife Dan 1 Rogers 
InP Elk. Hopkins 
Inf { Dav d Taylor ^ 
inf* Dav d Taylor J 
Earvin Kenwrick f 

1801 
Inf* Ra. Smith 
Inf« Benj a Hurd 
w r ife S. Rogers 
Dr. Seabury 
• Iiif* Benj a Hurd 
Sol° Sparrow, 59 
M. S. Young 
Eben r Higgins, 12 
Child Jed. Young 6 



fThis name is crossed out in the original. Compare the record for 1822. 



The Records of Welljleet, Mass. 



231 



(1S01 continued) 
Child Zoeth Smith, 1 
Paul Higgins, 95. 
Jon 3 Higgins, 14. 
Wife Nat 1 Knowles 
Sam 1 Rogers, Ju r 
Tho s Harding. 76. 
Inft Tho s Hopkins 
Snow Young. 
Jn° Higgins 
Elisha Young. 
Sam 1 Knowles 
Infant Hatsel Higgins 

1802 
Son of Aza h Doane 
Elizebeth Mayo 
Inf r Heman Snow 
Wife Theop. Mayo 
Seth Knowles 
Inf 1 Tho 3 Freemas 
Jn° Taylor, aged 85. 
Inf 1 Elik m Higgins 
Child of Shearman 
Inf 1 Eb* Rogers 
Wife Edw d Young 
Silvanus Higgin[s] 



(1802 continued) 
Edward Taylor 
child of Hem n Mayo 
Child of Cohoon 
Sam 1 Smith, abroad. 
Wife Dav d Snow, 
child of D° 
Benj a Pepper, Ju r 

1S03 

Nathan Smith. 
Benjamin Pepper. 
Infant Heman Snow 
Infant Tho 5 Robins 
Inf 1 Jed. Young 
Jesse Cole 
Inf 1 T. Atkins 
Inf 1 Jn° Taylor 
Hannah Young 
Mrs. Eldridge 
Wife Josiah Snow J r 
Child Cap. L. Young 
Child Nat 1 Nickerson 
Child Jesse Kenny 
Child Josiah Freeman 
D° Silv a Higgins 
Wife of Joshua Higgins 



( To be continued ) 



THE RECORDS OF WELLFLEET, FORMERLY THE 
NORTH PRECINCT OF EASTHAM, MASS. 

(Ccmtitiued from Vol. VI, p. 54) 

[p. 16] March y e 23 1730 

The Inhabitants of y e north precinct in Eastham being 
Leagally notified assembled and mett to make Choice of Assess- 
ors and all other Precinct officers as y e Law directs for y e Year 
ensuing ; and made choice of John Rich Moderator for y e meet- 
ing, and at s d meeting made Choice of John Rich Jonathan 
Young and Eleazer Hamblin for Assessors ; Jeremiah Mayo 
for precinct Treasurer and also made choice of John Rich Jona- 
than Young Eleazer Hamblin Samuel Smith and Elisha Eldrige 
jun to be a Committe to Call precinct meetings and to manage 



232 The Records of Wclljlcct, Mass. 

the prudential affairs of y e Precinct as Select men doe in a 
Town ; and also made Choice of Jonathan Young precinct 
Clerke, and made Choice of Samuel Smith Elisha Eldrige and 
Daniel Mayo to make up accompts with y e Treasurer in the 
precinct and' appointed Samuel Mayo to take Care of y e 
meeting house for fifteen Shillings a year. 

July y e 8 1730 

The Inhabitants of y e north precinct of Eastham being 
leagally notified assembled and mett to recieve y e answer of y e 
Rev rd Isaiah Lewis to our Committe and made choice of Capt. 
Samuel Smith Moderator for y e meeting ; voted at s d meeting 
that y e prosals of our Committe to y e Rev rd Isaiah Lewis ; and 
y e s d mr Lewis'es answer be recieved and recorded by our 
Precinct Clerk 

May y e 15 1730 

We y e Subscribers hereunto chosen by y e North Precinct 
in Eastham do agree to give unto y e Rev rd mr Isaiah Lewis ; 
provided he accepts and will Setle among us here in the work 
of the Ministry in this precinct ; as followeth 

1 We propose to give him one hundred and ten pounds for 
his Yearly Salary in good and passable money Such as is 
passable among us yearly this we propose So long as he shall 
continue our Setled Minister 

[p. 17] 2 We propose to pay Some or all our proportionable 
Sum of our Rates yearly by Contribution and what y e Strangers 
and those of y e neighbouring Towns Shall contribute for mr 
Lewis to have over and above his yearly Salary. 

3 We also propose to give mr Lewis for Setlement two 
hundred pounds of good passable money Such as is passing 
among us ; one hundred pounds this year and one hundred in 
the year 1731 

4 We also propose that mr Lewis shall have to improve 
all y e Ministerial lands and meadows in this Precinct and to 
have a Leagal possession of it to improve So long as he shall 
continue our Setled Minister here in this precinct 

Vera Copia Comp John Rich 

For Isaiah Lewis Benjamin Young 

Elisha Eldrige jun pr order 
Benjamin Hamblin 
John Treat 
Ebenezer Freeman 
* Joseph Atkins 



The Records of Wellfleet, Mass. 233 

June y e 10 1730 

To the comitte of y e north precinct of Eastham who by s d 
precinct's vote were chosen and appointed to make proposals 
to and certain agreement with my Self relating to my Selling 
here in y e work of y e Ministry and likewise to recieve my 
answer thereto 

Having taken y e matter into Serious consideration and after 
the advise of Sundry worthy persons, and withal humbly 
aplying my Self to God in whose hands are y e hearts of all for 
direction, and assistance in this great and weighty affair have 
come to this conclusion, Looking I hope at y e glory of God ) e 
advancing of y e Kingdom of Christ and y e Care of Souls ; tho 
I may cry out in the apostles language who is Sufficient for 
these things [p. 1 8] Do give my consent to tarry with you and 
accept of God's Call and your Invitation always expecting an 
Honourable and Suitable maintainance as becomes a Minister 
of y e Gospel withal Earnestly begging of your prayers that 
God would make a wise and faithfull Minister of y e new testi- 
ment rightly dividing y e word of truth I Remain your hearty 
well wisher and I hope Souls friend 

Isaiah Lewis 

And at y e aboves d meeting made choice of mr John Rich 
and Ensign Elisha Eldrige agents to Request and recieve the 
approbation of y e neighbouring Ministers in order for y e aboves d 
mr Lewis's Setleing in the work of y e Ministry in this precinct 

It was also agreed upon and voted that at y e aboves d meet- 
ing that about two hundred and fourty pounds should be Raised 
this year upon the poles and Eastates of s d inhabitants for y e 
Support of y e ministry and to defray other necessary charges 
in s d precinct ; Voted at s d meeting that when y e members of 
y e Several Churches shall See cause to gather a Church in this 
precinct that they shall manage y e affairs in behalf of them- 
selves and Precinct 

March y e 22 1731 

The Inhabitants of y e North precinct of Eastham being 
Leagaly notified assembled and mett to make Choice of Assors 
and other Precinct officers as y e Law directs for y e Year ensu- 
ing and made choice of Capt : Samuel Smith Moderator for y e 
meeting and at s d meeting made choice of John Rich Samuel 
Smith and Jonathan Young to be assessors for y e year ensu- 
ing and also made Choice of David Cole for precinct Treas- 
urer and also made Choice of Isaac Baker Elisha Eldrige ju r 



234 The Records of Well fleet, Mass. 

John Rich Samuel Smith and Jonathan Young to be a Comitte 
to Call precinct meetings and to manage y c prudential affairs 
of y e Precinct as Select men do in a Town and likewise nom- 
inated and appointed [p. 19] Capt Samuel Smith and Ensign 
Elisha Eldrige to take an accompt of every person that hath 
any thing due to them from thee precinct and to make report 
thereof at a precinct meeting and also made Choice of Jonathan 
Young for Precinct Clerk 

August y e 23 1 73 1 

The inhabitants of y e North Precinct in Eastham being 
Leagally notified assembled and mett to agree upon what Sum 
of money to Raise for y e Support of y e Ministry and to defray 
other charges for this year and made Choice of John Rich 
Moderator for y e meeting ; and at S d meeting it was agreed 
upon and voted that about two hundred pounds money should 
be raised upon y e poles and Eastates of y e inhabitants of s d 
Precinct for y e Support of y e Ministry and to defray the other 
necessary Charges this present year 

March y e 20 1732 

The inhabitants of y e North precinct of Eastham being 
Leagaly notified assembled and mett to make choice of Assess- 
ors and all other precinct officers as y e Law directs for y e year 
ensuing; and made choice of Isaac Baker moderator and made 
choice of Jonathan Young Samuel Smith and Israel Young for 
assessors, and Samuel Smith Israel Young and Jonathan Young 
Elisha Eldrige jun : and Daniel mayo to be a Committe to 
call precinct meetings and to manage y e prudential affairs for 
y e precinct as Select men do in a Town ; and at s d meeting 
made choice of Joseph Atkins Sen : Collector to gather in y e 
precinct assesments the year ensuing ; and made Choice of 
Elisha Eldrige jun : Precinct Treasurer and also made choice 
of Jonathan Young Precinct Clerk 

July y e 24 1732 

The inhabitants of y e north precinct in Eastham being noti- 
fied assembled and mett to gree upon what Sum of money to 
raise for y e Support of y e [p. 20] Ministry and to defray other 
necessary charges in S d precinct and also to Chuse an agent 
to Call y e delinquent Constables to an accompt and made 
Choice of Cap* Samuel Smith Moderator for y e meeting ; and 
at S d meeting agreed upon and voted; that about one hundred 
and fourty pounds Should be raisd upon y e poles and Eastates 



Eastham and Orleans, Mass., Vital Records 23$ 

of s d inhabitants to defray y e charge above mentioned this 
present year 

March y e 26 1733 

The inhabitants of y e North Precinct in Eastham Leagally 
notified assembled and mett to make choice of assessors and 
all other precinct officers as y e Law directs for y e year ensuing ; 
and made Choice of Capt Samuel Smith Moderator for y e meet- 
ing, and at S d meeting made choice Choice of Jonathan Young 
Samuel Smith and Daniel Mayo for assessors and also made 
choice of Samuel Brown Israel Young Samuel Smith Jonathan 
Young and Daniel Mayo to be a Committe to Call Precinct 
meetings and to manage y e Prudential affairs of y e precinct as 
Select men do in a Town ; and also made choice of Deacon 
Elisha Doane precinct Treasurer and at s d meeting it was 
agreed upon and voted, that about one hundred and fourty 
pounds money should be raised for y e Support of y e Ministry 
and to defray other necessary Charges in s d precinct for y e 
year ensuing and also made 'choice of Jonathan Young precinct 
Clerk 

July y e 30 1733 

The inhabitants of y e north precinct of Eastham being 
Leagaly notified assembled and mett ; to make choice of Some 
persons to be a Committe to examine into y e Claims of 
Each persons as well as y e Rever mr Lewis what is due 
from y e precinct to them ; and also what is due from them to 
y e precinct and made choice of Capt : Samuel Smith Moderator 
for y e meeting — and at s d meeting made Choice of Deacon 
Elisha Doane Lieu* Samuel Brown and mr John Treat to be 
a Committe to examine into y e claims as aboves d and make 
report as soon as possible to y e meeting whereon y e meeting 
was ajourned to friday y e Seventeenth day of august next at 
two of y e clock afternoon 

(To be continued) 



EASTHAM AND ORLEANS, MASS., VITAL RECORDS 

(Continued from page 26) 

[p. 69] Joseph Paine and Patience Sparrow weare Maried the : 27 th : 

of May -.1691 
Joseph Paine a sonne named Ebenezer borne the eight day of aprill 

in the year : 1692 



236 EastJiam and Orleans, Mass., Vital Records 

Hannah Paine the daughter of Joseph and Patience Paine was 
the fifth day of July in the year : 1694 ; 

Joseph Paine Sen er dyed on y e first day of October anno : 17 12 * 

Joseph Paine the Son of Joseph and Patience Paine was borne the 
twenty ninth day of march : in the year of our lord one thousand 
six hundred ninty and Seaven : 

Richard Paine the Son of Joseph and Patience Paine was borne in 
Eastham Eastham y e five and twentieth day of march : 1699 

Judah Hopkins and Hannah Mayo were maryed at Eastham April 
the 14 th 1702 

Thomas Rich and Mercy Knowles were married at Eastham July 23 : 
1702 

Thomas Rich the Son of Thomas and mercy Rich was Born at East- 
ham the twenty Secund day of december Annodom : 1702 

Mercy Rich the Daughter of Thomas and mercy Rich was Born att 
Eastham the eighth day of august Anno Dom : 1704 

James Rich the Son of Thomas and Mercy Rich was born at East- 
ham January y e 10 th 1705/6 

Joseph Rich the son of Thomas and Mercy Rich was Born at 
Eastham the first day of January annodom 170J 

David Rich the Son of Thomas and Mercy Rich was Born at East- 
ham the seventeenth day of march Annodom 17 10 

Sarah Rich the daughter of Thomas and mercy Rich was Born at 
Eastham September y e i st : 17 12 

John Rich the son of Thomas and Mercy Rich was Born at Eastham 
on y e fourteenth day of September annodomini 17 14 

Thankfull Rich the daughter of Thomas and mercy Rich was Born 
at Eastham on the fourteenth day of October 17 16 

Samuel Rich the Son of Thomas and Mercy Rich was Born at East- 
ham on the fourteenth day of may annodom : iji[zuor/i^ 

[p. 69a] Mary Hopkins the daughter of Giles Hopkins was borne in 

November in the yeare 1640 
Steven Hopkins the Sonne of Giles Hopkins was borne in September 

in the yeare . 1642 
John Hopkins the Sonne of Giles Hopkins was borne in the yeare 

1643 and died being 3 months old 
Abigail Hopkins the daughter of Giles Hopkins was borne in October 

in the year . 1644. 
Deborah Hopkins the daughter of Giles Hopkins was borne in June 

in the yeare 1648 
Caleb Hopkins the Sonne of Giles Hopkins was borne in January 

in the yeare 1650 
Ruth Hopkins the daughter of Giles Hopkins was borne in June in 

the yeare 1653 
Joshua Hopkins the Sonne of Giles Hopkins was borne in June in 

the yeare .1657 
* This entry was interlined in a different hand. 



Eastham and Orleans, Mass., Vital Records 237 

Giles Hopkins hath a Soa named William was borne the 9 th of 

Jenuary one thousand Six hunclerd & Sixti 
Elizabeth Hopkins the daughter of Giles Hopkins was borne in 

November in the yeare 1664 and died being a moneth old 
Jeremiah Smith and Abigaile Smith were married by m r Samuell 

Treat August y e 9 th "17 n 
Simeon Smith the Son of Jeremiah and Abigaile Smith was Born at 

Eastham on y e tenth day of may anno Domini : 17 12 
Jeremiah Smith the Son of Jeremiah and Abigaile Smith was Born 

at Eastham on the twenty Secund day of febuary anno domini 

1713/14 
Nathanael Smith the Son of Jeremiah and abigaile Smith was Born 

at Eastham on the Secund day of april : annodomini : 171S 17 18 
Jonathan Smith the Son of Jeremiah Smith & abigel Smith was born 

the 19 th day of July 1725 

[p. 70] David Younge and Ann Doane weare Maried the twentieth 

day of Jenuary in the year : 16S7 : 
david Young a daughter borne Named abigael borne in the year : 

1688 the 28 of december 
Rebecka younge the daughter of david younge was borne the 14 day 

of October in the year 1689 
anna younge younge the daughter of david younge was borne the 

5 th day of October in the year : 1691 
Hannah Young the daughter of david and ann young was borne the 

Sixth day of September In the year : 1693 
John young the Son of David and Ann young was borne the twen- 

tyeth day of march In the year : 1694:5 : 
Prisscilla young the daughter of david and ann young was borne 

the twentysixth day of June : In the year : 1697 
Dorcas young the Daughter of David and Anne young was borne at 

Eastham : the Sixteenth 16 day of December In the year 1699 
David young the son of David and Anne young was born at Eastham 

the twentiefift of September 1701 
Lois young the Daughter of David and Ann young was Born at 

Eastham the second Day of November Annodom 1704 
Easther young the Daughter of David and Anne young was Born at 

Eastham the sixteenth day of November* Anno Dom : 1706 
Henry young the son of David and Anne young was Born at East- 
ham the twenty third day of march Anno Dom 1710/n 

[p. 70a] Bennaiah Dunham and Elizabeth Tilsson was marryed the 

25 th of October 1660 
Beniah Donnham hath a Son named Edman was borne the 25 of 

July in the yeare one thousand Six hundered & Sixti one- 
John Dunham the Sonne of Bennaiah Dunham was borne the 22 th 

of August and dyed the 6 of September 1663 

*"october 17" was written and crossed out and the entry completed as 
printed. 



238 East ham and Orleans, Mass., Vital Records 

Elizabeth Dunham the daughter of Bennaiah Dunhafm] was borne 

the 20 th of November 1664 
Hannah Dunham the daughter of Bennaiah Dunham was borne the 

4 th June 1666 
Beniamin Dunham the Sonne of Bennaiah Dunham was borne the 

28 th of October 1667 
Hannah Dunham the daughter of Bennaiah Dunham dyed the 25 th 

of december 1667 
Elizabeth Dunham daughter of Bennaiah Dunham dyed the last day 

of December 1667 
Jonathan Collens and Elisabeth vickerie were married at Eastham 

by mr Sam 11 Treat the 27 th day of Januarie 1704/5 
Timothy Cole Jun r and Apphia Pepper were married by Joseph 

Doan Esqu r on y e second day of November anno 1709 
Doritha Cole the daughter of Timothy and apphya Cole was Born 

at Eastham the 22 nd day of September Anno Dom 17 10 
Doritha Cole the daughter of Timothy Cole above sd dyed the 

eighth day of febuary Anno 171c 11 
Doritha Cole the Daughter of Timothy and apphia Cole was Born 

at Eastham may y e 15 th 17 12 
Isaac Cole the son of Timothy and apphia Cole was Born at East- 
ham on the thirtieth day of may anno Dom 11714 
Susanna Cole the daughter of Timothy and apphia Cole was Born 

at Eastham on the fifteenth day of July annodomini : 17 16 : 
Apphia Cole the Daughter of Timothy and apphia Cole was Born 

on y e 20 th day of march annodomini : 1718, 18* : and dyed on 

ye 2 yth d a y of June aiinodom : 17 18 
Apphia Cole the wife of Timothy Cole above sd dyed on the Sixth 

day of april annodom : 17 18 

[p. 70b] John adkins the son of Henerie adkins deceased t 

Desire Cooke the daughter of Josia Cooke was borne the fourtenth 
day of June 1694 

Deborah Cooke the Daughter of Josiah and Mary Cooke was borne 
at Eastham the tweft Day of april : in the year 1696 : 

John Cooke the Son of Josiah and Mary Cooke was borne at East- 
ham the ninth day of april in the year : 1698 

Mary Cooke the Daughter of Josiah and Mary Cooke was borne at 
Eastham the Eighth Day of february : in the year \%%% 

Isaac Peirce and Jane young were married by Joseph Doane Esqu r 
the ninth day of march 1709/10 

[p. 71] Henry Atkins hath a Sonne named Samuell was borne the 
last of february in the yeare one thousand Six hundred fifty one 
Also another Sonne named Isaac was borne the fifteene day of June 
in the yeare one thousand six hundred fifty seven 
*Sic. 
t This entry is directly opposite the birth of John on the next page. 



Middlebofinigh) Mass., Vital Records 239 

Henry Atkins was marryed to Bethya Lennett the 25 th of March in 

the yeare of our lord 1 664 
Henry Atkins hath a daughter named Desire borne the 7 th may 1665 
Henry Atkins hath a Sonne named John was borne the fifteen e day 

of December in the yeare one thousand Six hundred Sixty Six 
Joseph Atkins the Sonne of Henery adkins was borne the 4 th Day 

of march in the yeare 1669 
Nathanel adkins the son of Henerie adkins was borne the 25 th of 

december : 1667 
Thomas adkins the son of Henerie adkins was borne the 19 th of 

June : 1671 
John adkins the son of Henerie adkins was borne the first of Au- 
gust : 1674 
Mercy adkins the daughter of Henerie adkins was borne the : 24 th 

of November : 1676 
Samuel atkins the son of Henry atkins was Born y e 25 th day of June 

annodom 1679 
Samuell Knowles Junior and Bethia Brown were married by Joseph 

Doane Esqu r the seventh day of November Annodom 1709 
Enos Knowles y e Son of Samuel and Bethia Knowles was Born at 

Eastham on the 30 th day of april anno Dom : 17 12 
Azuba Knowles the Daughter of Samuel and Bethia Knowles was 

Born at Eastham on the 6 th day of february annodomini : 17 13/14 
Samuel Knowles the Son of Samuel and Bethia Knowles was Born 

at Eastham on the 6 th day of October anno Domini :171s 
Nathanael Knowles the Son of Samuel and Bethia Knowles was 

Born at Eastham on the 6 th day of October annodom 11717 
Jerusha Knowles the daughter of Samuel and Bethia Knowles was 

Born at Eastham the ninth day of march annodomini 1719/20 
Seth Knowles the son of Samuel and Bethia Knowles was Born at 

Eastham January y e 20 th annodomini ; 1721/22 

( To be continued) 



MIDDLEBOROUGH, MASS., VITAL RECORDS 

{Continued from Vol. VI, p. 22Q) 

[p. 79] Reliance Fuller the Daughter of Isaac Fuller & of Mary his 

wife was born December y e : 28 17 10 
Isaac Fuller the Son of Isaac Fuller & of Mary his wife was born 

September y e : 24 17 12 
Elisabeth Fuller the Daughter of Isaac Fuller & of Mary his Wife 

Was born July the : 23 17 15 
Samuel Fuller the Son of Isaac Fuller & of Mary his Wife : Was 

born January y e : 29 17 17/18 



240 Middleborongh, Mass., Vital Records 

Micah Fuller the Son of Isaac Fuller & of Mary his Wife Was bo: i 

January the : 31 st 1719 20 
Jabez Fuller the Son of Isaac Fuller & of Mary his Wife was born 

May the : 7 th 1723 
Mary Fuller the Daughter of Isaac Fuller & of Mary his wife was 

born August the : 23 1726 
James Cob the Son of James Cob & of Thankfull his wife was born 

March y e : 11 th 1726 7 
Joseph Vaughan the Son of John Vaughan & of Jerusha his Wife 

was born January the : 26 :h 171S/19 
John Vaughan the Son of John Vaughan & of Jerusha his Wife was 

bom : April the : 5 th 1720 
Jerusha Vaughan : the Daughter of John Vaughan & of Jerusha his 

Wife was born : December the : 11 th 1721 
Elisha Vaughan the Son of John Vaughan and of Jerusha his wife 

was born : December the : 4 th 1723 
Joanna Vaughan : the Daughter of John Vaughan & of Jerusha his 

Wife was born : September y e : 12 1725 
Mercy Vaughan the Daughter of John Vaughan & of Jerusha his 

Wife was born : October the : 13 th 1727 
Betty Pratt the Daughter of Samuel Pratt Jun r & of Jerusha his Wife 

was born : February y e : 22 : 1725/6 
Benjamin Hascol the Son of Josiah Hascol and of Sarah his Wife 

was born march y e : 8 th 17 18/19 
Betty Hascol the Daughter of Josiah Hascol & of Sarah his wife was 

born June the : 22 1720 
Noah Hascol the Son of Josiah Hascol & of Sarah his wife was b®rn 

Some time in the month of November 1721 
Patience Hascol the Daughter of Josiah Hascol & of Sarah his wife 

was born August the : 25 1724 
Hannah Hascol the Daughter of Josiah Hascol & of Sarah his wife 

was born June : the 6 th 1726 
Samuel Bennett the Son of Samuel Bennett & of Ruth his wife was 

born February the : 20 1709/10 
Elinor Bennett the daughter of Samuel Bennett <Sc of Ruth his wife 

was born October the : 16 17 11 
Ruth Bennett the daughter of Samuel Bennett & of Ruth his wife 

Was born : August y e : 24 17 14 
Oxenbridge Thacher : the Son of M r Peter Thacher : & : of Mary 

his Wife Was born July the : 11 th 1725 
Moses Thacher : the Son of M r Peter Thacher & : of Mar)- his Wife 

was born October the : 22 : 1727 
Richard Pierce : the Son of Thomas Pierce & of Naomi his Wife was 

born April the : 15 th 1725 
Hiikiah Pierce : the Son of Thomas Pierce & of Naomi : his wife 

was born October the : 19 th 1727 
^ . . r , , , } Sons of Edward Southworth and of 

Benjamin Southworth and ! Brid hfs wife were born Twins Apri l 



Lemuel Southworth 



the 27 th 172. 



Middleborough, Mass., Vital Records 241 

Pricilla Bate : the Daughter of Joseph Bate & of Joanna his wife was 

born January the : 6 th : 1726/7 
Elisabeth Thresher y e Daughter : of John Thresher & of Patience his 

Wife was born February y c : 26 th 1727/28 
Betty Eddy the Daughter of Benjamin Eddy & of Abigail his Wife 

was born August the 25 th 1727 
Patience Rayment the Daughter of James Rayment & of Elisabeth 

his Wife was born : November y e : 11 th 1724 
Elisabeth Rayment the daughter of James Rayment <Sc of Elisabeth 

his Wife was born : January : the : 13 th 1727 <'S 
Ebenezer Tinkham y e Son of Seth Tinkham and of Mary his wife 

was born March the 21 st 1727 S 
Abigail Richmond y e daughter of John Richmond & of Sarah his 

wife was born April the : iS th 1723 
Mary Thomas the daughter of Edward Thomas Jun r & of Abigail his 

wife was born December the : i st 1725 
January the : 15 th 172!- John Hacket had a daughter born which 

deceased on the Sixteenth day of the Same month : viz : Jan- 
uary : 16 : 1724 
Mar}- Reed the daughter of John Reed and of Elisabeth his wife was 

born May y e : 13 th 1726 
Sarah Darling y e daughter of Thomas Darling &: of Rebeckah his 

wife was born July the 21 st 1728 
Henry Strobridge the Son of William Strobridge &: of Margaret his 

wife was born April the : 12 th 1722 
William Strobridge y e Son of William Strobridge & of Margaret his 

vrife was born August the : 2i 5t 1724 
Thomas Strobridge y e Son of William Strobridge &: of Margaret his 

wife was : born July the 7 th 1726 
Margaret Strawbridge y e daughter of William Strawbridge & of 

Margaret his wife was born Septem r y e : i st : 1728 

[p. 80] Margaret Redding the daughter of Ebenezer Redding and of 

mercy his wife was born Some time in the month of April 17 16 
Moses Redding the Son of Ebenezer Redding and of Mercy his wife 

was born October the : 8 th 17 17 
John Redding the Son of Ebenezer Redding and of mercy his wife 

was born Some time in the month of August 17 19 
Deborah Redding the Daughter of Ebenezer Redding and of mercy 

his wife was born Some time in the month of April 1722 
Lydia Redding the Daughter of Ebenezer Redding and of mercy his 

wife was born Some time in the month of July 1724 
Thomas Redding the Son of Ebenezer Redding and of Mercy his 

wife : was born March y e : 29 th 1727 
Mary Cob y e Daughter of John Cob by mar}' his wife was born 

August the Second 1726 
Hannah Turner y e Daughter of Japheth Turner <Sc of Elizabeth his 

wife was born June : 30 1729 



242 Middlcborough, Mass., Vital Records 

Elkanah Leonard the Son : of Elkanah Leonard & of Elizabeth : his 

wife was born : Decern' : 30 th 1727 
Zebadiah Tomson the Son of Thomas Tomson & of Mary his Wife- 
was born August y e : iS th 1728 
William Short the Son of Luke Short & of Susanna his wife was 

born Some time in the month of May 1707 
Jonathan Donham the Son of Ephraim Donham & of Annas his wife 

was born Novem r y e : 4 ;h 1726 
Hannah Morton the daughter of Ebenezer : Moiton & of Mercy : his 

wife was born : October y e : 8 th 1728 
Jonathan Wood the Son of Jonathan Wood and of Persis his wife 

was born February y e : 13 th 1726/7 
Jedediah Wood the Son of Jonathan Wood and of Persis his Wife 

was born May the : 25 th 1728 
Mary Ruggles the Daughter of M r Benjamin Ruggles & of Dorcas : 

his wife was born : Decem r y e : 10 th : 1728 
Ebenezer Tinkham the Son of Shubael Tinkham & of Pricilla : his 

wife was born January the : 2 nd 172^ 
Jesse Thomas the Son : of Edward Thomas & of Abigail his Wife 

was born October the : 26 1728 
William the Son of Bethiah Clark and Reputed Son of William 

Parlour was born February the 17 th 1724/5 
Remember Rayment the Daughter : of John : Rayment & of Deborah 

his wife was born January y e 26 th 17 18/19 
John Rayment the Son of John i Rayment & of Mahetable his wife 

was born June the : 11 th 1726 
Benjamin Rayment : the Son of John Rayment & of Mahetable his 

wife was born August y e : 7 th 1728 
Phebe Standish the Daughter : of Ichabod Standish & of Phebe his 

Wife was born April y e : 19 th 1727 
Peter Vaughan the Son of George Vaughan and of Faithfull his Wife 

was born February' : 28 th 1727/8 
Ann White the Daughter of Benjamin White & of Ann his wife was 

born April : 25 th 1729 
Judah Wood the Daughter of Elnathan Wood & of Man' his wife 

was born : April : 11 th 1728 
Sarah Cob the Daughter of James Cob' and of Thankfull his Wife 

was born : April y e : 9 th 1729 
Nathaniel Southworth the Son of Leiut Nathaniel Southworth and of 

Jael his wife was born January the 26 th 1728/9 
Seth Tinkham the Son of Peter : Tinkham and of Mercy his wife 

was born May the : 15 th 1704 
Amos Tinkham the Son of John Tinkham and of Hannah his wife 

was born July the : 10 th 1729 
Manasseh Wood the Son : of Ephraim Wood & of Patience his wife 

was born April : the 4 th 1729 
Joshua Spooner the Son of Benjamin Spooner & of Joanna his wife 

was born June the : 25 th : 1722 



The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 243 

Abiah Spooner the Daughter of Benjamin Spooner & of Joanna his 
wife was born October y e : 17 th 1725 

Joanna Spooner the Daughter of Benjamin Spooner &: of Joanna his 
wife was born August : y e : 15 th 1729' 

William Bennet the Son of Joseph Bennet Jun r & of Thankfull : his 
wife was born June : y e : 9 th 1727 Who Deceased August the 
20 th : 1727 aged two Months and Eleven days 

Priscilla Bennett the : daughter of Joseph Bennett Jun r & of Thank- 
full his wife was born May : 19 th 1729 

Solomon Alden the Son of David Alden & of Judith his wife was 
born November : 21 st 1728 

(To be continued) 



THE DIARY OF JABEZ FITCH, JR. 

{Continued from page gj) 

Camp on y e Island Near Fort Edward Oct r 19 th 1757 In 
the Morning after y e Guards was Rel d I Went over to y e Fort 
& Toock a Survay of y e work Lately Don there — y e River was 
y e Deepest y* Ever I Knew it — 

ye 20 th In y e Morning I Made My Report of y e Circum- 
stances of y e Company & then I Went over y e River to Se the 
Execution of John Rhodes & Andrew Westerman of y e Roy 1 
Amarican Reg 1 who were Hangd this Day for Stealing &c — 

This Day after y e Executi — I went Home to y e Island & 
was Taken Not well I Had a Pain in My Head & a High 
Feaver Most of the Day & Night Following — 

Also this Day L* Huntly & Ens n Baldwain were Put Under 
an Erest by Gen 11 Webbs order for Disobaying orders In Going 
a Hunting &c 

y e 21 st Gen 11 Lyman with a Larg Party went to y e Lake 
they Marchd off Early in y e Morning — this Day I Continued 
Not well — y e Weather was Vary Cold &c. — 

y e 22 nd We Tock a Weeks allowance of Provision & 3 
Weeks of Back Allowance of Butter This Day I Misd a Tower 
of Duty By Being Not well — 

Sunday'y e 23 rd This Day U Huntly & Ens n Baldwain were 
Set at Liberty — L* Currary Came Up Here from Still waters 
&c. 

y e 24 th In y e Morning it Began to Hail But Soon After it 
Turnd to Rain & Prove! a Very Wet Day & Night Following — 



244 The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 

Andrus & Walbridge wore on Guard I Had Considrable Dis- 
corce with Corp 1 Cobb &c. This Day also I Wrote a Letter 
to My Father 

y e 25 th After y° Guards were Rel d I Went over y e River to 
y e Ragulas Camp & there Got Information Conserning 2 Mens 
Being Kild Down Near y e Brick Kills y e Day Before Yesterday 
one of them they Found Yesterday & Contluded He was Kild 
By His Comrad But this Morning they Found y e other &C 

y e 26 th I went on y e Quarter Guard in our Reg 1 &c. a Vary 
Cold Day & Night Capt : Slapp was Capt : of y e Main Guard 
& Went y e Grand Rounds — This Night I Spent Cheefly in 
Walking on y e Peraid &c — This Day y e Off" Fired Several 
Valys &c — 

y e 27th >\f ter 1 Had Made a Report of My Guard I was 
Rel d as Usual then I went to Sleep a While — this Night y e 
Albony Post Arrivd Brings News y* My Lord Louden is Arrivd 
at Albony &c — 

y e 28' th In y e Morning I Got Muster Roles of Gen 11 Lymans 
& Col: Pasons Companys & Copy d them out — At Night I 
was at Capt : Fitchs Tent & Hered Part of Admiral Byngs 
Tryal &c — when I Came Back I Found Paul Pride at y e Tent 
He Lodgd with Us this Night — 

ye 2 ^th This Day there Fell a Considrable Snow which is 
y e First that we Have Had this Fall 

Sunday y e 30 th This Morning Serg* Meachem Died in y e 
Hospital — The Snow Lay on y e Ground till Noon this Day- — 
also M rs Waterman of Colchester Came Here with Chese to 
Sell &c — 

ye ^ j st 1 Mounted Guard with Capt: Gallup & Lieut Elmer 
— y e Weather was Vary Cold & Winda This Evening M r 
Henry Gallup of Groton Came Here to Bring a Hors for His 
Brother &c — This Day there Arrivd a Post from Connecticutt 
& Brought Orders for a Detachment of Two Companys out of 
y e 9 Companys that are Here To Tarry in y e Service all 
Winter &c : 

November y e I st In y e Morning we were Relieved as Usual 
When I Got Home to My tent I Hered y* L* Durke Had y e 
offer of a Capt Commission to Tarry through y e Winter & Ens n 
Tracy His First IJ &c — Soon after I Se L l Durke & Gave 
Me a Strong Invitation to Tarry with Him But I Did not 
Entirely Contlude this Day whether to Tarry or Not — 

ye 2 nd xhis Day I Contluded to Tarry all Winter & Made 
Some Preperation for y e Service — 

ye yd j Wrote a Letter to My Father another to Brother 



The Diary of Jabcz Fitch, Jr. 245 

Pelatiah & one to Brother Cordilla &c — About this Time His 
Excellency y e Karl of Louden was Daily Expected In 

y e 4 th In y e Morning I Boug 1 Som things of M r Lathrop & 
then I went over y e River to a Setlers & Bought a Stick of 
Mohair to Make My Coat — then I Came Back & Employ d one 
Stilson to Make it — This Day I Swopt Coats with Jacob 
Andrus &c. — 

At Night there Came in a Post from Albony and Brought 
News y* Col Monroe was Dead at Albony & y* He Died In an 
Instant with y e arperpex — In y e Street &c — 

ye ,jth 1 Mounted Guard with Capt Wall — y e ' Weather 
Was Vary Warm & Pleasant But Soon after it Changd & Grew 
Vary Cold Cloudy & Windy — This Day y e Rag ls Began to 
Pull Down y e Fasheans & Leavel y e Lines of their Encamp- 
ment — the Night Following was Vary Uncomforttable I Sent 
Part of the Time at Welchs Bake Hous &c — 

Sunday y e 6 th In y e Morning I Am Informed y* y e 35 th 
Reg 1 & Independant Companys Marchd off for Albony We 
were Rel d as Usual By Capt : Durkee which is y e First time of 
His Mounting Guard as Capt : — 

ye ^th j n ye Morning the 3 rd Battalion of y e Royal Amarican 
Reg* marchd — This Day His Excelency y e Earl of Louden 
Arrivd at Fort Edward &c — 

y e 8 th I W r as over at y e Fort & Tock a Vieu of y e Fort — 
& Se My Lord — at Night Corp 1 Brewster was at our tent Som 
time in y e Night we Had Som Discorce about Home — Paul 
Pride Staid at our tent this Night &c — 

ye Qth ye j 7th R e gt & p ar t f y e Inniskilling Reg 1 Marchd 
off — this Day I Mounted Guard with Capt: Slapp — there 
was Snow on y e Ground in y e Morning But it Soon went off 

ye IQ th T n ye Morning We were Rel d as Usual this Day y e 
Massachusetts & Rhod Islanders Marchd off — Our Reg* Had 
order to March when Ever Carrage Can Be provided — My 
Lord Returnd for Albony — in y e Afternoon there was a Round 
of y e Cannon Fired at y e Fort — Nov : 10 th — 

(To be continued) 



246 Yarmouth, Mass., Vital Records 



YARMOUTH, MASS., VITAL RECORDS 

{Continued from Vol. J", p. /6j) 

hanah burdgs was born the 20 clay of May in the year 17 01 : 

Martha burdgs was borne the 15 day of febuary 1703 : 

Sarah burdgs was borne the 4 day of January : 1704 : 

Thankfull burges the daughter of the above sd thomas and Sarah 

burges she was born the tenth day of June in the yeare of our 

lord : 1707 
Ebenezer burges the son of the above said Thomas and Sarah he 

was born the 13 th day of June in the year of our lord 1709 
Matthyas burges the son of the above said thomas and Sarah he was 

born on the 4 th day of march in the yeare of our lord 17 n 
David burges the son of the above sd Thomas & Sarah : he was 

born on the 23 rd : day of august in the year of our lord : 17 13 

[p. 25] yarmouth this recorded 112: August : 1700 : per : John miller 

T : dark 
A : Regester of the names and Bearthes of the Children of Jonathan, 

and mercey whilden as ftolioweth : 
Seath whilden the Son of, s d Jonathan and mercey was Borne upon 

the fouretenth day of January' : 1700 
marcy whilden was born one the 2 2 nt day of July in the yeare : 1702 
Ilanah whilden was borne the 22 day of October 1704 : 
Jonathan and davied whilden (the tow Sons of the above Said Jona- 
than and Marcy whilden) were both borne at one berth : one 

the 13 th day of January : 1706/7 
Ebenezer whilden the Son of Jonathan & Marcy whilden : he was 

borne in yarmouth the 9 th day of September * in the yeare of 

our Lord : 1708 : 
John whilden (the son of the above s d Jonathan and Marcy whilden) 

was born on the 14 th day of January in the yeare of our lord : 

1710/11 
Samuell Burdgs the Son of Samuell & Elezabeth burdg of yarmouth : 

was born the 9 day of desember 1704 
Patience Burges : daughter of the above Said : Samuel and Eleza- 
beth burges was born the 16 th day of September in the year : 

1706 
Elisabeth burges the daughter of Samuel and Elisabeth burges She : 

was borne one the 30 th day of march in the yeare of our lord : 

1708: 
abagal burges the daughter of Samuel & Elisabeth burges : She was 

born on the twenty fifth day of September in the year of our 

lord 1710! 
* " March " was crossed out and " September " interlined in the same hand, 
t The " o " was made over a " 5." 



Yarmouth, Mass., Vita! Records 247 

Jacob burges Son of the above S d Samuel & Elisebth burges : he 
was born on the tenth day of October in the year of our lord : 
1712 

Remember burges daughter of the above S d Samuel & Elisabeth 
burges She was born on the twenty third day of June in the 
year : 1714 : 

Thomas burges : Son of y e aboves d Samuel & Elisabeth burges : he- 
was born on y e seventh day of June : in y e year of our lord : 
1721 : 

martha burges : She was bourn on y e 23 rd day of September : 1723 : 

[p. 26] yarmouth A Regester of names and bearthes of y e Children 

of John and Sarah Burge as followeth 
marey : Burge the daughtur of John and Sarah Burge was Born upon 

ye . 2 ^th . d^r f desember : 1695 : 
Elezabeth : Burge the daughtur of said John and Sarah : Burge was 

Borne upon y e : 12 th : day of octber : 1697 
Joseph : Burge y e Son of y e said John and Sarah Burge was borne 

upon y e : 9 th : of July : 1699 : 
Benjaman burges Son of the abve S d John & Sary : he was borne 

the third day of may in the yeare : 1701 
Samuell Burges he was borne the 3 rd day of febuaray in the yeare 

of our lord : 1703- : 
Ezecakel burges the Son of John & Sarah burges above S d : he was 

borne one the ninteenth day of aguest in the yeare of our lord : 

I7°5 
Thankfull Burges claughtuer of John & Sarah Burges : She was born 

the Seventh day of June in the yeare : 1708 : 
John Burgs the Son of John and Sarah Burgs : he was born in the 

middle of October in the year of our lord : 17 10 
Joseph Burdgs the Son of Joseph & Tameson burdgs of yarmouth 

was Born the 26 day of febuary 170^- : 
Lydah burdgs the daughter of the abve S d Joseph & Tameson was 

born the 2 nt day of May in the year 1704 
John Burges Son of the above Said Joseph and Tameson burdgs : 

was borne the 5 th day of aprill in the yeare : 1706 
Jonathan Burges the Son of Joseph and tameson burgs above S d : he 

was borne one the 5 th day of May in the yeare of our lord : 1708 
Marcy Burges daughter of Joseph & Tamson : She was born on the 

first day of January in the yeare of our lord : 171 1/ 12 
Remember burges She was borne on the 21 5 '- : day of June : 17 16 

[p. 27] [YJarmouth A Regester of y e names and bearthes of the 
Children of John and Bethiah Crow as fooiloweth 

Joseph crow Son of Said John and bethiah crow was Borne upon 
the : 20 th : of march : 16S5 : 

Pall : Crow y e Son of Said John and Bethiah crow was Borne upon 
y e : 20 th : day of Aprell ; 1687 : 



248 Yarmouth, Mass., Vital Records 

Bethiah, crow y e daughtur of Said John & Bethiah crow was Dome 

upon y e : i 3 : -> : day of Aprell in y c year : 16S9 : 
Mehetabell : crow y e daughturr of y e Said John : & Bethiah was Born 

upon the third day of Septembr : 1691 
deborah : crow the daughtor of Said John and Bethiah was Borne 

upon, in July in y e year : 1695 
John Crow the Son of y e Said John and Bethiah crow was Borne in 

July : in y e — 1693 : 
Christoper : Crow the Son of said John, and Bethiah crow was Borne 

upon the : 24 th : day of July : in y e year : 1698 : 
Elezabeth crow y e daughtor of Said John & Bethiah was Borne upon 

y e : 30 th : day of October : 1700 : 
meary Crow the daftar of the above S d John & Bethiah Crow was 

borne upon the 25 th day of desember 1704 : 
desiar Joyce : the daughter of John and Ester Joyce : She was borne 

in Yarmouth on the Seventeenth day of January in the year : 

1709- 
fear Joyce She was born on the fifteenth day of feburay in the year : 

17x2/13 

[p, 28] yarmouth A Regster of the name and the Bearth of the Son 
of Thomas House Juner of Said yarmouth desease[d] and of 
Abigail House y e wife of y e Said Thomas house 

Thomas House the Son of y e above named Thomas and Abigail was 
Borne upon the Sixte day of march in y e year : \}%j : this re- 
corded the : 17 th of July : 1701 : per : John miller : clarke 

mary beker the dafter of Samuell and Elesebeth beker : was borne 
the 4 th day of July in the yeare : 1703 

Judah becker Son of the above Said Samuell and Elesebeth becker 
was borne the 19 th day of aguest 1705 : 

Catarn baker the daughter of Samuel and Elisabeth baker abovesaid 
She was born on the 7 th day of Septembr in the year of our 
lord : 1708 

Franses Baker the Son of the abve said Samuell & Elisabeth baker 
he was borne on the 9 th day of march in the year of our lord 
1710/n 

feer baker was born on the 17 th day of October in y e year 11713 

Elisabeth and Samuel baker they were both born on the 17 th day of 
feburary in the year of our lord : 17 14/15 

Rebeckah baker she was born on the 9 th day of august : 17 18 : 

[p. 29] A regester of the name & Bearth of the son of Thomas 

house : Junr of yarmouth desesed and Abgill house his wife as 

followeth 
Thomas house the Son of the above Said Thomas and Abigail house 

was Born upon the : 6 : of march in the yeare one thousand 

seven hundred and one 
A : regester of y e nams & y e tims of y e , Bearth of y e children of m r 

John and mary dark, as followeth 



Yarmouth, Mass., Vital Records 249 

Elezabeth Clarke the daughtur of John and mary Clarke was Borne 
upon y e : 15 th : day of may in y e yeare : 1701 : recorded per 
me : John : miller clark 

Lancelot Clark the Son of John and mary Clark was Borne upon 
ye . ^o th : day of Desember : 1703 : 

[p. 30] yarmouth A regester of y e names and Bearthes of the Chil- 
dren of moses and Elezabeth Hatch as fowlleth 

Elezabeth : Hatch the daughtuer of the above named Moses and 
Elezabeth, was Borne in yarmouth upon y e : i5 :h : day of may 
in the year : 1701 : this recorded per me John miller Clark 

A Regester of y e names and Bearthes of y e children of Joseph and 
Hannah : Seers as fowloeth & 

preselah : Seers y e daughtur of y e above s d Joseph and Hannah 
Seers was Borne upon y e : first day of July 1701 : 

Hannah Seers the dafter of the abve S d Joseph & Hanah Seears 
was Borne the tenth day of desember in the year 1703 : 

Zechariah Sears the Son of the above Said Joseph and hanah She 
was born the : 22 day of apriall in the yeare : 1706 

Joseph Sears the Son of the above S d Joseph and hanah Sears he 
was borne one the 27 th day of march in the yeare of our lord : 
1708 

Stephen Sears : the Son of the abovesaid Joseph and hanah Sears : 
he was born on the 22 nt day of July in the year of our lord : 17 10 

Rolon Sears Son of the above S d Joseph and hanah Sears he was 
born on the fourteenth day of May in the year of our lord 11711 

Barnabus Sears was born on the fifth day of aprill in the yeare : 1 7 1 4. 

Peter Sears he was born on the 20 th : day of may in the year of our 
lord : 17 16 : 

Bethyah Sears : she was born on the 20 th : of march in year : 17 18 : 

Silas Sears : he was born on the Eleventh of febuary : 17 19 : 20 

Thankfull Sears : she was born on y e Eleventh day of april : 1723 

[p. 31] yarmouth A regester of y e names & Bearthes of y e Children 

of Pall and marcey Seers as fowloeth 
Ebnezer Seers y e Son of said Pall & mercey seers was borne upon 

ye . !^th d a y f August : 1694 : 
Pall Seers y e Son of y e said Pail & mercy was Borne upon y e : 21 th : 

of desember : 1695 : 
Elezabeth Seers y e daughtur of y e above Said Paull Seers was Borne 

upon y e : 27 th of August : 1697 : 
Thomas Seers y e Son of y e above said Paull was Born upon y e : 6 th 

day of June : 1699 : 
Rebecca : Seers y e daughtur of y« said Paull Sears was Borne upon 

y e : 2 : day of Aprel : 1701 
Marcy Seears the dafter of the abve S d Pall & marcy Sears was 

borne the Seventh day of febuary in the year 1702 : 



2 SO Reports from State Societies 

debroah Sears the dafter of the abve S d Pall & march * Scars was 

born on the Eleventh day of inarch in the year : 1705 
ann Sears the daughter of pall and inarcy Sears She was born on 

the 27 : day of desember in the yeare : 1706 : 
Joshua Sears he was born aboute y e 20 th day of november : 17CS 
Edmon Sears (the Son of the above S d Paull and marcy Sears) he 

was born on the Sixth day of august in the year of our lord one 

thousand Seven hundred & twelve 
hanah Sears : daughter of the above s d paule & marcy : She was born 

on the Sixth clay of march in the year of our lord : 17 14 '15 
Daniel Sears he was born on y e sixteenth day of July in y e year : 

1710 

( To be continued ) 



REPORTS FROM STATE SOCIETIES 



MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY 
Donations to the Library and Cabinet 

"The Printed Vital Records of Massachusetts under the Act of 1902," 
reprinted from ' ; The Genealogical Magazine" for April, 1905, from Mr. 
Eben Putnam. 

" Historical Address on the One Hundred and Seventy-Fifth Anniversary 
of the Origin or Founding of the Cold Spring Presbvterian Church, Cape 
May County, N. J.," from Mrs. William B. Rand. 

Photographs of the gravestones of Batchellor Bennett and his 
wife Mary, and of the Family Bible record of their deaths, from Mr. 
E. P. Morton. 

" Richard Mower of Lynn and some of his descendants," from the 
compiler, Mr. Edward L. Smith. 

"Report of the Officers of the Town of Truro (Mass.) for the year 
ending Decerr\ber 31, 1904," from Mr. John B. Dyer. Town Clerk. 

Copies of the Gravestone Inscriptions in the Old Cemetery on Che- 
quesset Neck, and in the Duck Creek Cemetery, both in Wellfleet, Mass., 
made and presented by Mr. Stanley YV. Smith and Mr. John W. YVillard. 

"Who Begot Thee," from the compiler, Mr. Gilbert O. Bent. 

"Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Illinois. Publi- 
cation Number Two," from the Society. 

Copies of the Gravestone Inscriptions in the Mansfield Centre. Storrs 
(North Mansfield) and Gurley Cemeteries, all in the town of Mansfield, 
Conn., from Mrs. Henry F. Dimock. 

Vermont Antiquarian, Volume III, Number 4, from Mr. Rodney 
Macdonough. 

Stimpson's Boston Directory for 1S39; Autobiography of Sylvanus 
Cobb, D.D.; Historical Catalogue of the Old South Church, Boston: 
Bridgman's Copp's Hill Epitaphs: Quincy's History of the Boston Ath- 
eneum; Index to the Genealogies and Pedigrees in the New England 

*Sic. 



Reports from State Societies 2 5 I 

Historical and Genealogical Register; Place Index to the Register; all 
from Mr. Edward H. Whorf. 

" Acadiensis " for April, 1904, from Mr. Robert R. McLeod. 

Deed from Joseph and Hannah Arey to Judah Rogers, dated 17 April, 
1776, from Mr. Stanley \V. Smith. 

"Thirty-Third Report on Boston Records" and "Supplement to Vol- 
ume 2," both from Mr. Edward W. McGlenen. 

Members Elected 

June 19, 1905. 

896. Miss Lucy Chapin Bartlett, London, Eng., tenth from Richard 

Warren. 

897. Russell Adams Sears, Quincy, eleventh from William Brewster. 

898. Mrs. Edwin White Newhall, San Francisco, Cal., seventh from 

William Bradford. 

899. Mrs. William Boyd Holmes, Somerville, tenth from Stephen Hopkins, 

ninth from Constance- Hopkins. 

900. Mrs. Horace Dupee Jerauld, Somerville, ninth from Stephen Hop- 

kins, eighth from Constance- Hopkins. 

901. Mrs. Sarah Delina Cropley, Marblehead, eighth from Stephen 

Hopkins, seventh from Constance- Hopkins. 

902. Alfred Alder Doane, Boston, ninth from William Brewster. 
August 31, 1905. 

903. Mrs. Edmund Bowden, Seattle, Wash., tenth from Thomas Rogers. 

904. Miss Alice Wight Alden, Hingham, seventh from John Alden. 

905. Mrs. George Edward Sage, San Francisco, Cal., ninth from James 

Chilton, eighth from Mary' 2 Chilton. 

906. Mrs. Louis Donald, Mobile, Ala., tenth from Richard Warren. 

907. Miss Dessa Crowell Clement, Boston, tenth from John Howiand. 

908. Frank Allen Daly, Boston, ninth from Isaac Allerton, eighth from 

Mary- Allerton. 

909. Richmond Pearson, Teheran, Persia, ninth from William Brewster. 

Supplemental Lines Accepted 
August, 1905. 

787. Charles H. Alden, M.D., seventh from John Alden. 
898. Mrs. Edwin W. Newhall, eighth from John Alden ; eighth from 
Thomas Rogers. 



NEW YORK SOCIETY 

Members Elected 
April 18, 1905. 

787. Miss Winnifred Helena Robbins, Northport, ninth from William 

Brewster. 

789. William Lathrop Love, M.D., Brooklyn, tenth from Francis Cooke. 
795. Theodore Butler Sheldon, Buffalo, ninth from John Howiand. 
May 22, 1905. 

788. Mrs. William Arthur Swaby, Seneca Falls, eighth from William 

Bradford. 

790. Mrs. Harry Francis Armstrong, Brooklyn, ninth from William 

Bradford. 

791. Samuel Prowse Warren, New York, eighth from Richard Warren. 

792. William Henry Childs, New York, ninth from Richard Warren. 



252 Pilgrim Notes and Queries 

793. Harry Russell Childs, New York, tenth from Richard Warren. 

794. Mrs. Elijah Douglas Murphy, New York, ninth from William 

Brewster. 
June 7, 1905. 
796. John Francis Yawger, New York, eighth from Myles Stand ish. 

Supplemental Line Accepted 
779. William A. Moore, ninth from Richard Warren. 



PENNSYLVANIA SOCIETY 

Members Elected 
June 7, 1905. 

158. Julian Henry Lee, Baltimore, Md., tenth from William Brewster. 

159. Henry Heston Belknap, Philadelphia, ninth from Francis Cooke. 

160. Maurice Guy Belknap, Philadelphia, ninth from Francis Cooke. 

Supplemental Lines Accepted 

148. Byron B. Horton, eighth from John Alden. 

154. William H. Richmond, eighth from Francis Cooke; eighth from 
Thomas Rogers ; seventh from Henry Samson. 



RHODE ISLAND SOCIETY 

Members Elected 
April 3, 1905. 

74. Mrs. Richard Greene Howland, Hope, ninth from Richard Warren. 
June 14, 1905. 

75. Mrs. Arthur Warren Howe, Providence, seventh from John Howland. 



MAINE SOCIETY 

Members Elected 
May 19, 1905. 

62. Philip Greely Brown, Portland, tenth from William Brewster. 
^ June 17, 1905. 

63. Walter Albert Newcomb, Augusta, ninth from Richard Warren. 



PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES 

Notes 

Maj. John Bradford's House. To all who are interested in pre- 
serving ancient historical sites: An opportunity is now offered to purchase 
the " Old Bradford House," in which purchase we are sure that you will be 
glad to assist. This house, which is situated in Kingston, Mass. ^formerly 
a part of Plymouth), was built by Maj. John Bradford, a grandson of Gov. 
William Bradford, in 1674, about the time of his marriage to Mercy 
Warren, a granddaughter of Richard Warren of the Mayflower. 



Pilgrim Notes and Queries 253 

There is no house now standing which is so near to the Pilgrim Fathers 
as this, and to save it from the fate of so many old houses lost by lire, 
neglect and decay, active measures should at once be taken. 

In this house the priceless manuscript of " Bradford's History of 
Plimoth Plantation," bequeathed to his oldest son, John, by Maj. William 
Bradford, was kept until it was loaned to Rev. Thomas Prince of the Old 
South Church. 

A few rods distant from the house is the spot where the Pilgrims came 
in their boat, three days after the Mayflower cast her anchor in Plymouth 
harbor, to see if it were a more favorable place for settlement than that 
which they had first examined. 

The dense forests then existing there and fear of the savages alone 
prevented this from becoming the. most favored spot in New England. 

The sum of two thousand dollars will be required to purchase this 
venerable house, with its acre of ground, and put it in condition to be made 
a museum for articles of historical interest and a Mecca for all modern 
pilgrims who may desire to visit a place so worthy of their tender regard. 

We ask you to assist in this object by sending your contribution to the 
Treasurer of the Society, Mr. Nathaniel U. Walker, No. 53 Mt. Vernon 
Street, Boston, Mass. Marcus Morton, Mrs. Edward T. Barker, Miss 
Susan B. Willard, George C. Burgess, Mrs. Burr Porter, Committee on 
Marking Historic Sites. 

Bradford House Fund. (To be used in purchasing and preserving 
the Maj. John Bradford House.) Contributions received, to Septe?nber /, 
JQ05 : Mr. William L. Benedict, $5.00; Mrs. Julia H. Copeland, $10.00; 
Mrs. William Lawrie, $5.00 ; Mrs. James McKay, Sr., $1.00 ; Mr. George 
A. Moriarty, Jr., 55.00; Mrs. Mary S. P. Stran, 310.00. 

Halifax, Mass., Vital Records. The volume of records of births, 
intentions of marriage, marriages and deaths in Halifax, Mass., down to 
1850, is now completed, with the exception of the index, which is in the 
printer's hands, and it will be issued before November 1, 1905. The book 
will be sent, postage prepaid, on receipt of S2.00. All receipts from sales 
of this book will be added to the Old Colony Town Record Fund and used 
in printing the records of other Plymouth County Towns. Remittances 
should be made payable to the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower 
Descendants, and addressed to the Editor. 

Cape Cod Town Record Fund. (To be used in printing literal 
copies of records of Barnstable County towns.) Contributions received, 
to September /, 7905 : Mr. Lorenzo D. Baker, $10.00; Mr. Lorenzo I). 
Baker, Jr., $10.00; Mr. Alfred A. Doane, $3.00; Mr. James A. Jones, 
$5.00; Mr. Matthew Luce, $15.00; Mr. Albert O. Smith, $10.00: Mr. 
Stanley W. Smith, $30.00; Mr. Timothy Smith, $10.00 ; Mr. Andrew W. 
Rogers, $50.00; Mr. Sidney W. Winslow, $50.00. 

Crowell. On the fly-leaf of a copy of " Psalms, Carefully Suited to 
the Christian Worship in the United States of America," printed at Phila- 
delphia in 1793 and now in this Society's library, are written the following 
entries: "Martha Crowell present by Thankfull Crowell March 7 th 1S05 "; 
"Marther Crowe[ll] Departed this "life Nove : the 12 1S015"; "Rachel 
fox her book Once the property of my mother receivd in memory of Mather 
Crowell"; "tho thy deer sp[iri]t long hath bin removed . I hop to man- 
sions of redeeming love this book I hold A pledge of love to thee . hoping 
in glory thy deer face to see. Dec the 4 1815." 



254 Pilgrim Notes and Queries 

The second, third and fourth entries appear to have been made by the 
same hand and written at one time. The third entry, as originally written, 
read " her mother," but " her " was crossed out and " my " interlined in the 
same hand and ink. 

Samson-Hammond. In our sixth volume we printed the will of Jame^ 2 
Samson (Henry 1 ), with various receipts signed by the heirs. According to 
the probate records one of these receipts was signed by Solomon and 
Priscilla Hammond [See M. D., VI : 184"). This name was printed 
as written, but the recording clerk made an error and should have written 
Samuel Hammond instead of Solomon, as will be shown by the following 
notes. In the Bristol County Registry of Deeds, Volume X, page 706, is 
recorded a deed of gift from James Samson of Dartmouth " unto My Son 

in Law Samuel Hammond unto him the s<* Samuel Hammond : 

Forty acres within Dartmouth in the Next deve- 

sion after the Eight Hundred acre grant unto him the s fi 

Samuel Hammond to the s<* Samuel Hammond," &c. This deed 

was dated 27 December, 1712; witnessed by Rebecca Pope and Asa Beale ; 
and acknowledged 7 January, 1 712/13, before Seth Pope, justice of the 
peace. 

In Volume XXI, page 232, in the same registry, we find a deed dated 
24 August, 1725, in which Samuel Hammond, Jr., of Rochester, Mass., 
conveys this same land to his father, Samuel Hammond of Rochester, in 
exchange for other lands. 

In the first deed the name Samuel Hammond occurs four times as 
quoted, and it is impossible to believe that the recording clerk could have 
made the same error four times in copying the name of the grantee in 
different parts of a long deed. The second deed, made a dozen years 
later, in which the grantee of the first deed becomes the grantor, makes 
the evidence still more conclusive that James 2 Samson's daughter married 
Samuel Hammond, Jr., and not Solomon Hammond. 

Soule-Stetson. Through the courtesy of Mr. Thomas D. Morton, 
Town Clerk of Halifax, Mass., we are allowed to print the following inter- 
esting letter. The intention of marriage and the marriage record referred 
to, and the birth of the first child, have been printed in this magazine 
[V-. 105; VII : 52; VII : 113]. 

The writer of the letter was the local postmaster, as the letter is en- 
dorsed on the back: "Galen Soule P M North Fairfield Me, free." It 
was addressed: " To the Town Clerk of Halifax Mass." 

Fairfield, Dec. 10-1839. 
Dear Sir 

I wish to obtain information respecting the Marriage of Asa Soule and 
Ruth Howland Stetson both of Halifax it appears by a record that has 
been keeped that thay ware married Deer. 27 th . 17S4 I wish to obtain 
this information for the following reasons whereas Asa Soule served his 
Country in erly life and with others recived a pention for several years he 
died July 17-1838- and lef his widow in low circumstances I expect she 
will be intited to some help from goverment it is the law in this state that 
all marriages shall be recorded by the Town Clerk — if a record can be 
found or if you can asist me to the nessary information if you will 
be pleased to write and Send your bill I will send you the money please 
to direct your letter to Galen Soule P M at North Fairfield 



Pilgrim Notes and Queries 255 

_ A Sears Bible Record. The following entries are found in a bible 
printed at Oxford, Eng., in 1789, and recently presented to the Massachu- 
setts Society b\ a member, Miss Abby C. Howes, who is a great-grand- 
daughter of the original owner. On the fly-leaf is written » Edmund 
Sears J[r] His Bible Bought at Boston August the 25* y 1 791 /' 

On a blank page at the end of " Malachi " are recorded, ail at one time 
and in the same hand, the births of Edmund Sears' eleven children and 
the death of the third one. Another hand recorded the deaths of Edmund 
and his wife Hannah ; and the deaths of their daughter Hannah and hc-r 
husband, Abner Howes, are in still another hand. These records are as 
follows : 

Jacob Sears was born October the 9 Day 177 1 

Judah Sears was born October the 6 Day 1773 

Mary Sears was born febuary the 13 Day year 1776 and Departed 
this Life may the 15 day year 1785 

Paul Sears was born November 20 year 1777 

Sally Sears was born June the 26 day 1780 

Zereviah Sears was born angust 7 day 1782 

Molly Atwood Sears was born June 3 day 1785 

Hannah Sears was bom June 24 day 17S7 

Prissa Sears was born April 9 day year 1 790 

Edmund Sears was born April 8 day 1 792 

Lydia Sears was born November the 13 th 1794 

Edmund Sears Died March 16th A.D. 1832. A.E. 88. 

Hannah Sears Died July S* AD 1S28. A.E. 75. 

Abner Howes Died 

Hannah Howes Died Dec. 22nd 1877. 

Book Notes 

A History of the United States and Its People. Elroy McKendree 
Avery, LL.D., has been engaged nearly twenty years in the writing of an 
extended history of our country, broad in its scope, readable, comprehen- 
sive, judicial, unbiased — a true history. The work is brought out by the 
Burrows Brothers Company, Cleveland, O. It has been our privilege to 
peruse the first volume, dealing with the period of discovery. Of course 
we look forward eagerly to the second of the twelve volumes, covering the 
epoch from 1600 to 16S8, the epoch of the planting of European colonies 
on the soil of North America. But we can have no doubt as to the ability 
with w r hich that era, of such peculiar interest to Mayflower descendants, 
is treated by Dr. Avery. The first volume, as an indication of the whole 
great work, is a superb piece of historical writing. 

There are histories and histories, and of the writing of American his- 
tories there is no end. Was there need of another, so broad in its scope ? 
There was and is need of precisely this grand work of Dr. Avery. It is 
unique in many important respects. Can it be said that we have a gen- 
uinely popular history of our country? There are many short histories — 
largely mere skimmings of the vast subject, sacrificing altogether too much 
to the necessity of crowding into a few hundred pages the whole great 
drama of America. There are histories in four, in six and in more volumes 
— numerous excellent works — but many dwell so much on one or more 
epochs as sadly to diminish the perfectness of the whole. In no depart- 
ment of literature is it more difficult than in historical writing to acquire 
the sense of proportion, and having acquired it, consistently to practice it 



256 Pilgrim Notes and Queries 

Most historians have their particular hobbies — a century, a war, the I 
logical, the literary or the economic side of the subject, or else — and this 
is well-nigh fatal — a lack of true historical judgment, an inability to g . 
candid conclusions of the motives and of t ; ie doings of men of the past. 

And in our larger histories, running to many volumes, some of them, 
we find the element of popularity sacrinced. The fear of over-condensa- 
tion is offset by prolixity. Thus we have works, so full of marginal 
and references, so hampered with appendices, that it is a wearisome task 
for the reader to peruse them. Such works belong properly to the chss 
of reference volumes and as such the toil involved in their compilation 
reaps its reward in constant use by the student and the writer. But for 
popular reading, meaning the perusal that is given by the great reading 
class, the very bone and sinew of our people, is there not need of a history, 
pursuing the record of American development, running smoothly, readable 
with ease, and yet complete? A history, truly such, yet truly adapted for 
the great majority — long enough to cover all subjects, but lacking prolixity 
or speculations on points of interest to but few ? 

Such a work is Dr. Avery's. We rejoice in the easy style, the clear 
English, the direct statement of facts. We are not called' upon constantly 
to drop the glance to some reference or footnote, to turn to an appendix, 
or to interrupt in any manner the smooth and orderly perusal of a history, 
written so ably and so well that one reads as if it were the most entertain- 
ing of romances. And so should true history read. There is apt to be 
a mystical halo around the men and women of former times; the tinge of 
romance ever surrounds the great and good, and even the evil ones who 
have impressed their personality on this world of ours. The true historian 
seeks not to uproot this inborn tendency of our race, unimaginative though 
the Anglo-Saxon popularly is supposed to be in many ways. We are not 
a race of Gradgrinds, ever crying "facts, facts"; we want the artistic, the 
romantic setting — not out of proportion, not in place of facts, but to 
heighten them, to present them the more vividly to the imagination. The 
historian who makes due allowance for this need of the popular mind, who 
does not condemn and, like a surgeon, cut into history and historical per- 
sonages as with a scalpel, but who touches the pages of history with a 
human touch, by means of a brilliant, yet accurate, style — such an histo- 
rian's work is needed, and we welcome Dr. Avery's volumes in the feeling 
that here we have great progress towards the ideal which we have 
endeavored to indicate. 

This book is written clearly, vigorously, fascinatingly. It shows the 
result of thorough and matured study, reflection and understanding and of 
knowledge of men and how to get right at their hearts and minds. This 
first volume deals with prehistoric America, the Northmen, the Spanish 
and other early discoverers and the Indians. It is enriched with maps, 
beautifully colored and with numerous illustrations, while the type, paper, 
binding — the physical volume — make a realization of the hopes of all who 
would have their country's story, ably written, in a setting appropriate and 
beyond criticism. The Burrows Brothers Company deserves hearty con- 
gratulation on the success which it has made in producing this beautiful 
volume, the first of a series which as a whole is sure to take high rank in 
the field of American historical work, and we feel confident that in every 
way, and in every meaning of the term, it will prove a popular history of 
the United States and of its people. 

E. S. Crandon. 



INDEX OF PERSONS 



Adams ) 

Addams [Abigail, 119 

Addames ) 

Alice, 119, 120 

Ann, 20 

Anna Louisa, 20 

Asa, 20 

Bathsheba, 20, 21 

Caleb, 20 

Charles, 20, 21 

Charles Cook, 20 

Cornelia, 20 

Cornelius, 20 

Daniel, 20 

Deborah, 20 

Ebenezer, 20, 21 

Eleanor, 20, 21 

Francis, 20, 21 

Gamaliel B., 20 

Joanna, 119 

John, 20, 21 

Joseph, 20, 21, 119, 120 

Keziah, 21 

Lydia, 20, 21 

Marcia, 21 

Mary, 20, 21 

Mary C, 21 

Melzar, 20, 21 

Mercy, 21 

Molly, 21 

Olive, 20, 21 

Priscilla, 21 

Rebecca, 21 

Richard, 21 

Robert, 21 

Samuel, 21 

Sarah, 20, 21 

Sophia, 21 

Thankful, 21 

Thomas, 20, 21 
Addington, Isaac, 46, 48, 183 
Adkins, see Atkins 
Ailserth, captain, 91 

All's \ Ali « Wi S ht ' 2 5. 
Charles H., 123, 128, 251 
David, 64, 243 
Elizabeth, 132 
Hattie L., 190 
John, 1, 3, 59,60,64, 114, 124- 

188-190, 251, 252 
Jonathan, I, 3, 132 
Judith, 243 



126, 



Alden ) 1 

Allden [ Ruth, 181 
cont'd ) 

Samuel, 64 

Solomon, 243 
Allen / „ 
Allin (benjamin, 21 

Beza, 21 

Francis Richmond, 123 

Hannah, 53 

John, 107-109, 132 

Joseph, 73-75 

Oliver, 21 

Salome, 54 

Sarah, 131, 132 

Thomas, 166 
Allerton, Elizabeth, 173, 174 

Fear, 173 

Frances, 174 

Isaac, 5-10, 59, 60, 62, 81, 127, 129, 
130, 173, 174, 176, 1S9, 191, 251 

Mary, 59, 60, 62, 127, 129, 191, 251 

Sarah, 129, 174 

Walter S., 173, 188, 1S9 

Wil lough by, 174, 176 
Almy, Christopher, 203, 204 

Job, 203 
Ames, Adelbert, 63 

Fisher, 60, 123 

Pelham Warren, 59 

Andrews > fi 

Andrus ) 

Jacob, 245 

Mark, 52 

Ruth, 52 

sergeant, 93 

^ REY I Hannah, 251 
Ary J J 

Joseph, 251 

Joshua, 186 

Oliver, 184-186, 230 

Samuel, 184 

Thomas, 184-186, 229 

widow, 185 
Armistead, John, 173 
Armstrong, mrs. Harry Francis, 251 
Arnold, doctor, 75 

Hannah, 133 
Ashley, Edward, 10, 11, 79 
Aspinwall, , 179 

Algernon A., 190 
Atherton / 
Autherton ) 



257 



258 



Index of Persons 



Atkins 



Ann, 197 



Adkins 

Bethiah, 16, 239 

Desire, 239 

Henry, 23S, 239 

Isaac, 23S 

John, 23S, 239 

Joseph, 232, 234, 239 

Mercy, 239 

Nathaniel, 239 

Samuel, 197, 23S, 239 

Susanna, 143 

T.,231 

1 homas, 239 

widow, 150 
Atwood, Bangs, 185 

Bethiah, 142 

David, 229 

El dad, 196 

Elisha, 1S6 

Ephraim, 142 

Gideon, 77, 228 

Isaac, 196 

John, 196 

Joseph, 230 

Lucy, 77 

Mary L., 61 

Mehitable, 196 

Molly, 77 

Sarah, 196 

Thankful, 196 

widow, 186 
Austen, sergeant, 93 
Avery, Clara A., 62 

Elroy McKendree, 255, 256 
Ayers, see Eyres 

Babcock, Augustus Hatch, 191 
Bachellor, Joanna, 50 

William, 50 
Bacon, John, 99 

Leonard, 58 

Mary, 99 
Bagg, Ernest Newton, 188 
Bailey, Christiana, 21 

Joshua, 101, 105 

Nahum, 21 
Baker ] 

Bakor .,. ., ^ , 
Beker Abigail, 69, 96 

Becker J 

Alden, 70 
Alice, 131 
Allen, 70 
Archelaus, 69 
Barnabas, 70, 141 
Bennet, 12 
Benoni, 70 
Catharine, 248 
Cleopas, 70 



Baker 

Bakok 

Beker \ David, 69 

Becker 

cont\i 

Edward, 69 
Eldredge, 4 
Eleanor, 131 
Elias, 66 
Elijah, 67 
Elisha, 122 
Elizabeth, 248 
Ensign, 69 
Ezra, 66, 69 
Fear, 248 
Francis, 70, 248 
Freeman, 69 
Heman, 70. 160 
mrs. Henry E., 60 
Hephzibah, 69 
Holsa, 69 
Huldah, 66 



Isaac, 



234 



Jane, 69, 70 

Jedidah, 69 

Jephthah, 160 

Jeremiah, 93, 95, 99 

Jethro, 160 

John, 34, 94, 96, 98, 160 

Joseph, 70 

Joshua, 70, 119, 122 

Josiah, 66 

Judah, 70, 248 

Keziah, 4 

Lorenzo Dow, 59, 123, 253 

Lucinda, 160 

Lydia, 160 

Martha, 93 

Martha Alberta, 59 

Mary, 66, 67, 70, 93, 95, 248 

Mehitable, 141 

Mercy, 4 

Michael, 69 

Moses, 70 

Nehemiah, 160 

Obed, 66 

Patience, 70, 98, 160 

Peter, 70 

Prudence, 69 

Rathbone, 67 

Rebecca, 69, 94, 133, 248 

Ruth, 160 

Salome, 66 

Samuel, 69. 119, 122, 133, 248 

Sarah, 70, 119, 122, 132, 133 

Scotto, 4 

sergeant, 91 

Seth, 34, 66, 67 

Shubael, 69 

Silvanus, 69 



Index of Persons 



259 



Baker 

Bakor 

Beker \ Susanna, 70 

Becker 

cont'd 

Temperance, 69 

Thankful, 70 

Warren, 69 

Watson, 160 

William, 12, 1S5, 1S7 

Zadock, 66 
BALDWAIN, ensign, 92, 243 
Bangs } .... , 

Azariah, 99 

David, 34, ^6, 94, 97, 99, 148 

Deborah, 151 

Edwards, 197 

Enoch. 2,6 

Eunice, 34 

Hannah, 13, 17, 149 

Huldah, 14S 

James, 95 

John, 17, 147 

Jonathan, 34, 35 

Joseph, 148-150 * 

Joshua, 36, 149 

Lemuel, 149 

lieutenant, 150 

Lydia, 20, 149 

Mary, ^, 94 

Nathan, 94 

Nathaniel, 34 

Perez, 94 

Reliance, 97 

Sarah, 197 

Seth, 94, 96, 147, 151 

Tabitha, 149 

Thankful, 198 
Barce, see Bearce 
Barker, Bethiah, 134 

Edward T., 128 

mrs. Edward T. f 253 

Hannah, 120 

John, 120, 134 

Joshua, 134 
Barnes, Jonathan, 176 

Lydia, 176 

Rebecca, 176 

Sarah, 176 
Barrows ) ,, ., . , . Q 
Barrow | Bethiah, 178 

Jabez, 178 
Jemima, 50 
Lemuel, 178 
Peleg, 50 
Phebe, no 
Robert, 178 
Thomas, 178 



Bart lktt ) v . , . 
Bartlet jBathsheba, 2,,22 

Dorothy, 21 

Erastus H., 21 

George, 21 

Ichabod, 21 

Isaac, 21, 22 

Jane, 21 

John, 21, 22 

Joseph, 21, 22 

Lucy C'hapin, 251 

Lucy Foster, 22 

Lurana, 21 

Martha, 22 

Mary, 22 

Peleg, 21, 22 

Robert, 144, 145 

Rufus, 22 

Sarah, 22 
Bascom, Jonathan, 184-187, 228 

Phebe, 1S7 
Bass, Benjamin, 90 

John, 181 

Mercy, 90 

Ruth Alden, 181 

Samuel, 42, 43 
Bassett, mrs. Roger Marcus, 60 

William, 39, 146 

Bates ) ... ., „ 
Bate J Abigail, i 77 

Ann, 177 

Caleb, 22 

David, 177 

Joanna, 241 

Joseph, 177, 241 

Julia H., 22 

Lydia, 177 

Mary, 177 

Olive, 22 

Olive B., 22 

Priscilia, 241 

Remember, 177 . 

Thomas, 22 
Baty, Gideon, 185 

Thomas, 187 

widow, 185 
Baxter, Benjamin, 162 

Betty, 69 

David, 162 

Ebenezer, 162 

Edward, 69 

Elizabeth, 162 

Hannah, 69 

John, 69 

Obed, 69 

Rebecca, 69 

Reuben, 69 

Simeon, 162 

Zilpha, 162 



26o 



Index of Persons 



142 



142 



Beal I , 
Beale \ Asa ' 2 54 

David, 22 

Eliza, 22 

Lydia, 22 

Mary, 22 
Bearce \ 

Berce V Abigail, 2] 
Barce ) 

Elizabeth, 

John, 21 

Jonathan, 

Mary, 54 

Ruth, 51, 52, 142 
Beare, Richard, 109, no 

Beauchamp, , 5, 6, 10 

Belknap, Henry Heston, 252 

Maurice Guy, 252 
Bell, Ann, 1S1 

Thomas, 181 

Belli ngh am, Richard, 1S1 

Bendall, Free Grace, 37, 3S 

Benedict, William L., 253 

Bennett/ . , r , r .,, 

■o... '• rnrs. Alfred Kilham, 1S9 

xsennet j * 

Batchellor, 250 

Eleanor, 240 

Isaac, 115 

Joseph, 243 



Mary, 



5, 250 



Priscilla, 243 

Robert R., 190 

Ruth, 240 

Samuel, 240 

Thankful, 243 

William, 243 
Benson, Jonah, 52 

Martha, 52 
Bent, Gilbert O., 250 
Berry ) 

Berey > Azubah, 95 
Berrie ) 

Judah, 35, 95, 197 

Lemuel, 14S 

Rebecca, 194, 197 

Samuel, 194 

Thankful, 194 

Theophilus, 97 
Besse, John, 53 

Nancy, 53 

Nehemiah, 51 

Priscilla, 51 
Billings, Samuel, 93 
Billington, Francis, 59, 125 

John, 59, 125 
Birge, see Burge 
Bisbee, Abigail, 22 

Daniel, 22 

Jane Standish, 22 

John, 22 



Bisbee T ,• . 

M . , / Julia Ann, 22 
cont'd ) J 

Rebecca, 22 

Sallv, 22 

Sara'h N., 22 

Zebulun, 22 
Bishop, L. Brackett, 60 
Black, Hannah, 132 
Blackwell, John, 144 

Sarah, 144-146 
Blatchford, Paul, Co 
Blish, James Knox. iSS 
Bliss, Frederick W., 123 
Blodgett, mrs. Edward E., 123 
Bodge, George M., 124 
Bonney, Elizabeth, 30, 132 

James, 22 

Susanna, 22 
Bosworth j . . . .. 
Bozworth \ Abl S aiK 49- 53 

Amanda, 1 12 

Asaph, 54 

Augustus, 1 13 

Bela, 49 

Benjamin, 52 

Charles, 1 1 1 

Clarissa, 111 

Damaris Hathaway, in 

Daniel Perkins, 1 11 

David, 49, 53 

Deborah, 1 1 1 

Elizabeth, 53, 54 

Hannah, 51, 52, 113 

Isaac, 113 

Jacob, 113 

James, 49 

Joanna, 53 

John, 1 10 

John William, 112 

Joseph, 49, 113 

Josiah, 49 

Marcus, 1 13 

Mary, 53 

Mehitable, 49 

Mercy, 52 

Noah, 49 

Pamelia, 113 

Patience, 49 

Rebecca, 1 11, 112 

Richard, 51, 113 

Ruth, 113 

Salah, in, 112 

Sarah, 113 

Selina, in 

Susanna, 1 10 

Waterman, 52 

Zephaniah, 1 1 1 
Bourne I Abi ., 
Bourn \ 

Deborah, 121, 131, 134 



Index of Persons 



261 



Bourne \ 

Bourn % Dulsina, 54 

cont'd ) 

Ebenezer, 121 
Elizabeth, 131 
George, 131 
Hannah, 122 
John, 122 
Newcomb, 54 
Thomas, 121, 131, 134 
BOWDEN, mrs. Edmund, 251 

BOWERMAN, , 203 

Bowman, George Ernest, 1, 29, 37, 63, 
65, 72, 100, 114, 123, 135, 143, 
163, 192, 198, 210, 225 
Boynton, Nehemiah, 60 
Bradford | _ _ 
Bradfourth ) » 22 

Abner, 22 

Alice, 65 

Amory H., 58 

Amos Perley, 22 

Ann, 188 

Benjamin, 22-24 

Betty, 22 

Charles, 22, 23 

David, 22 

Deborah, 22 

Dorothy, 23 

Elizabeth, 22, 2^ 

Elizabeth Ann, 23 

Ellis, 23 

Ephraim, 22, 23 

Ernest W., 190 

Gamaliel, 58 

George, 22 

Hannah, 23 

Israel, 2^ 

Jael, 23 

Jane, 22, 51 

John, 23, 252, 253 

Keziah, 2^ 

Levi, 23 

Lurany, 23 

Lydia, 28 

Martha, 22 

Mary, 23 

Mary Ann, 23 

Mercy, 23, 252 

Nathan, 23 

Nathaniel, 2^ 

Pamelia, 23 

Peabody, 23 

Peleg, 22, 23 

Perez, 28 

Polly, 2 3 

Polly Otis, 23 

Priscilla, 23 

Robert, 23, 65 

Rufus, 23 

Rufus B., 23 



Bradford ^ 
Bradfourth [ Ruth, 2; 

cont'd ) 



Sally, » 3 

Sarah, 23 
Stephen, 23 
Stetson, 23 
Sylvanus, 2: 
Welthea, 23 
William, 5- 



23» 59-<3i, 65, 66 



79-81, 107-109, 124-127, 129, 
145, 146, 151, 152, 189-191, 

251-253 

Zeresh, 24 

Bradstreet, , 43 

Branch, Abigail, 132 

John, 118 

Remember, 118 
Brenton, Ebenezer, 75 

Martha, 135 
Brett, William, 39 
Brewster, Ann M., 24 

corporal, 245 

Deborah, 24 

Elijah, 24 

Fear, 173 

Hannah, 24 

Henry, 24 

Hosea, 24 

John, 24 

Jonathan, 79 

Love, 124 

Martin, 24 

Mary, 24 

Pelham, 24 

Rebecca, 24 

Sally, 24 

Sarah, 24 

Thomas, 24 

William, 7, 59-62, So, S2, 124, 125, 
127, 173, 188-192, 251, 252 

Wrestling, 24 
Brick, Jno., 47 
Brigden, Lydia, 24 

Sally, 24 

Zachariah, 24 

Briggs") .,. .. 

t, - Abigail, 24, 54 

Brigg j ° ' H ' 3 * 

Daniel, 187 

David, 50. 54 

Ephraim, 30-54, HO 

Eunice, 51 

George. 24 

Hannah, 50, 52 

Jane. 51 

Lois, 51 

Rebecca, 1 10 

Remember, 51 

Timothy, 52 

William, 24 



262 



Index of Persons 



Brpadbrooks f Abx « ai1 ' & 

Desire. 150 

•Broadstreet, , 43 

Brooks, Caroline, 24 

George N., 24 

Nathan, 24 
Brown | ^ .. . , 
Browne \ Betluah ' 2 39 

Dorothy, 163 

Henry Billings, 126 

Jabez, 163, 164 

James, 163-166 

John, 108, 109, 163, 164 

John Marshall, 191 

Lydia, 163, 164, 166 

Peter, 188 

Philip Greely, 252 

Samuel, 51, 235 

Tabitha, 51 

mrs- T. H., 61 
Brown ell ) 

Brownel > Lydia, 215, 218, 220 
Brown 1 ell ; 

William, 215 
Bryant, Benjamin, no 

Bethiah, no 

Gamaliel, 50 

Jonathan, 24 

Lewis, 24 

Luther, 24 

Lydia, 24 

Margery, 24 

Ruth, 53 

Sarah, 50 

Sylvanus, 24 
Bullock, John, 165 
Bumpus, Philip, 128 

Sarah, 128 

BURGESS 

Burges 

BURDGS 

Burgs ( Abigail, 246 
Burdg 

BURGE 

Birge 

Benjamin, 247 

David, 148, 150, 246 

Ebenezer, 246 

Elizabeth, 246, 247 

Ezekiel, 247 

George Canning, 20, 59, 253 

George R., 24 

Hannah, 150, 246 

Jacob, 247 

John, 247 

Jonathan, 247 

Joseph, 247 

Lancelot, 24 

Lucy H., 24 

Lydia, 247 



Martha, 246, 247 



80, 255 



OD' 



191 



.BURC.KSS 
BURGES 
BURDGS 
BURGS 

'Burdg 

BURGE 
BlRGE 

conVd 

Mary, 247 

Matthias, 151, 246 

Mercy, 247 

Patience, 246 

Prince, 148 

Remember, 247 

Sally, 24 

Samuel, 246, 247 

Sarah, 24, 246, 247 

Stephen, 24 

Tamson, 247 

Temperance, 24 

Thankful, 246, 247 

Thomas, 246, 247 
Burrow | 
Burrows f 
Burt, Hugh, 179 

John, 179 

Thomas, 179 
Bush, Charles Sabin 
Butlar, ensign, 92 
Button, Margaret, 65 

Robert, 65 

William, 65, 66 
Byfield, Nathaniel, 135-137, 212,214, 

218, 219 
Byng, admiral, 244 
Byram, Abigail, 56 

Ebenezer, 56 

Eliab, 56 

Hannah, 56 

Japheth, 56 

Jephthah, 56 

Mary, 56 

Naphtali, 56 



C , Heman, 184 

Cadman, George, 212, 214 
Cahoon I 
Cohoon ( ' ~ 3 

Lydia, 138 
Caldwell, Charles T., 190 

Fordyce Svlvester, 189 

Frank Eddy, 188 
Cane, Elizabeth, 133 

Laurence, 133 
Capen, Samuel P., 58 
Carhart, mrs. Amory Sibley, 189 
Carleton, Henry Guy, 124 
Carpenter, Dille, 130 



Priscilla, 130 
Cartee, Parthana, 53 



Index of Persons 



263 



Carter, Hannah, 16 
Carver, Abigail, 132 

Elizabeth, 131 

John, 132 

Mary, 132 

Priscilla, 60 

William, 131, 132 
Cary, Abigail, 107 

John, 74-76, 101, 104-107, 136, 
165, 166, 200-203, 2 °7» 2 °S» 2I2 » 
214-220, 227 

merchant, 201 
Case, William W., 190 
Cash, Benjamin, 5 

John, 3 

Patience, 19 

Samuel, 5, 19 

Stephen, 5 

Thankful, 5 
Cervera, admiral, 58 

Chatbourne [ Br 7^65 

Guy, 65 
Chaffin, Mary, 132 
Chamberltn, Charity, 54 

Isaac, 54 

Lewis, 54 

Rebecca, 54 
Chandler, Elizabeth, 131 

Ephraim, 24, 25 

Hannah, 24 

Ira, 24 

John S., 24 

Molly, 25 

Nathaniel, 25 

Rizpah, 25 

Sally, 25 
Chapman, Benjamin Hinckley, 67 

Betty, 67 

David, 67 

Thankful, 67 

Chappel, , 91 

Chase, Anne, 162 

Archelaus, 69 

Benjamin, 69 

Betty, 70 

Daniel, 70, 162 

Elizabeth, 69 

Enoch, 70 

Hannah, 69, 162 

Happy, 70 

mrs. Henry Richmond, 127 

Jessie Clara, 62 

Joseph, 69, 70 

Lewis, 70 

Mary, 69 

Obed, 7c 

Phebe, 69 

Richard, 69 

Sarah, 70 



Chase ) c 

cont'd ^usanna, 70 

Tamson, 69 

Thankful, 69 

William, 69 
Chatfiki.d, mrs. Albert H., 126 
CHAUDON, mrs. Adolfo, iSS 
Cheney, Charles Edward, 60 
Childs, Elizabeth, 133 

Grace, 133 

Harry Russell, 252 ' 

Joseph, 133 

Mary, 133 

Priscilla, 131 

William Henry, 251 
Chilton, James, 59, 124, 125, 251 

Mary, 59, 124, 125, 251 
Chipman, Amos James, 190 

Hannah, 51 
Church, , 203 

Abigail, 107 

Alice, 100, 101, 104, 105 

Benjamin, 100-102, 104-107, 135 

Charles, 101, 105-107 

Constant, 101, 105, 106, 136 

Edward, 100, 105, 106, 135-137 

Elizabeth Warren, 100 

Huldah, 25 

Martha, 100, 105-107, 135-137 

Richard, ico 

Thomas, 25, 101, 105, 106 
Churchill 1 

Church ell '. , 124 

Churchel 1 

Abigail, 179 

Charles Swift, 25 

Ezra, 179 

Henry, 25 

Henry Lewis, 25 

Jacob, 53 

Jane, no 

Joanna, 53 

Lemuel, 178, 179 

Lewis, 25 

Lucia R., 25 

Lydia, 178 

Maria B., 25 

Mercy, 25 

Nathaniel, 178 

Thaddeus, 25 
Clapp, Edward Dwight, 190 

£ LARK Undrew, 94 
Clarke \ ' yH 

Bethiah, 242 

Content, 95 

Desire, 96 

Eleanor, 36 
Elizabeth, 249 
Elsie, 54 
Ensign,, 99, 147 



264 



Index of Persons 



Clark } 

Clarke I Genevieve, 124 

confd ) 

Hannah, gS 

Huldah, 98 

Isaac, 9S 

John, '36, 95, 96, 248, 249 

John Brittan, 61 

Josiah, 99 

Kimball, 98 
» Launcelot, 249 

Lemuel, 54 

Lydia, 197 

Mary, 248, 249 

Mervin Washburn, 62 

mrs. Mervin Washburn, 62 

Reliance, 98 

Rufus W., 61 

Sarah, 197 

Scottoway, 149 

Seth, 97, 9S, 150 

Susanna, 108 

Sylvia, 124 

Thomas, 93, 95, 107, 108 

William, 242 
Clement, Dessa Crowell, 251 
Clift, Judah, 122 

Lydia, 122 

Mary, 122 

Samuel, 122 

William, 122 

coalson, , ii 

Cobb ) . 

Cob J Anna, 25 

Charles, 25 
corporal, 244 
Desire, 25 
Ebenezer, 25 
Eleazer, 36 
Elizabeth, 19, 25, 96 
Gershcm, 25 
Hannah, 25, 64 
James, 25, 240, 242 
Joanna, 25 
John, 25, 241 
Jonathan, 36, 96 
Joshua, 25 
Lydia, 25 
Margaret, 25 
Mary, 241 
Mercy, 19 
Nathaniel, 25 
Olive, 25 
Oliver, 25 
Patience, 25 
Persis, 25 
Polly, 25 
Ruth, 25 
Sally, 25 
Sarah, 242 



Cobb / 

Con [ Seth, 25 
confd J 

Stevens, 25 

Susanna, 25 

Sylvanus, 250 

Thankful, 240, 242 

William, 25 
COGGESHALL, Elizabeth, 212 

John, 212 

Joshua, 216, 217 

Mary, 210, 216, 217 
COHOON, see Cahoon 
Colcloi'gh, Elizabeth, 173 

George, 173 
Cole, Abiel, 228 

Apphia, 23S 

Daniel, 1S4, 1S6, 187 

David, 233 

Dor., 1S6 

Dorothy, 238 

Eleazer, 96 

Elizabeth, 19 

Gershom, 19, 187 

Hannah, 96, 228 

Heman, 1S6 

Isaac, 23S 

James, 64 

Jesse, 230, 231 

Jo., 229 

Jonathan, 228 

Jos., 228 

Joseph, 19, 229. 230 

Joshua, 1S4, 1S6, 229 

Marcus, 184 

Mary, 15, 230 

Moses, 1S4 

Patience, 19, 1S5 

Reliance, 19, 228 

Reuben, 229 

Richard, 13S, 139 

Ruth, 19 

Sarah, 19, 64, 1S4 

Susanna, 13S, 139, 238 

Tabitha, 96 

Timothy, 238 

widow, 1S7, 229 

Collier, , 11 

Collins } 

Collens > Azubah, 138, 140 

Colli ngs ) 

Cyrenius, 142 

David, 18 

Elizabeth, 238 

Hannah, 17, 18 

Jane, 18 

John, 17, iS 

Jonathan, 238 

Joseph, 17 

Martha, 17 



Index of Persons 



265 



Collins 1 
Collens „ , 

COLLINGS f RebeCCa ' '42 

cont'd 

Reuben, 139, 140 

Samuel, 17 

Solomon, 17 

Zeruiah, 139, 140 
Con ant, Sarah, 20 
Connor, mrs. Leartus, 61 

CC0KE \ Abi S ai1 ' 26 

Alfreda, 26 
Amos, 26 
Anna, 14 
Asa, 26 

Benjamin, 26, 27 
Bethiah, 13 
Caleb, 26 
Caroline Jenks, 26 
Charles, 26 
Christiana, 26 
Cornelia, 26 
Deborah, 238 
Desire, 238 
Elizabeth, 26 
Elkanah, 26, 27 
Eunice, 26 
Fanny, 26, 27 
Francis, 26, 52, 60-62, 

251, 252 
Hannah, 26 
Huldah, 26 
Ira, 26, 27 
Ira Ames, 26 
Jacob, 26, 27 
Jane, 1 
Joanna, 26 

John, 26, 27, 60, 90, 238 
Josiah, 26, 27, 238 
Judith, 26 
Keziah, 26 
Lois, 26 
Lucy, 26 
Lydia, 26,-27 
Mary, 26, 27, 238 
Molly, 26, 27 
Nathaniel, 27 
Patience, 27 
Phebe, 26, 27, 90 
Polly, 27 
Rebecca, 26 
Robert, 26, 27 
Ruth, 52 
Saba, 27 
Sarah, 26, 27 
Sarah Foster, 27 
Sylvanus, 26, 27 
Tabitha, 26, 27 
William, 26, 27 



Cook \ 

Cooke S Zadock, 27 

cont'd ) 

Zenas, 26, 27 
Coomer 1 . 
Coumf.r f Joanna, 27 

Priscilla, 27 

Rebecca, 27 

William, 27 
Cooper, Experience, 27 

Margaret, 27 

Nancy, 27 

Nathaniel, 27 

Sally, 27 

Thomas, 27 
Copeland, mrs. George W., 63, 253 
Corey, Charlotte, 27 

Charlotte D. W., 27 

George H., 27 

Solomon, 27 
Corsser, Fear, 128 
Corthell, Lydia, 52 

Sherebiah, 52 
Cortis, see Curtis 

cottington, , 80, 82 

Cotton, , 80, 82, 154 

CovellI^^^'^S'^Q 

James, 137-139, 142, 143 
29, 189, Jerusha, 142 

John, 198 

Mehitable, 137, 139 

Nathaniel, 142 

Rose, 138 

Thankful, 198 
Cowell, Edward, 146 

Joshua, 96, 146 

Cradock, , 10 

Crandon, Edwin S., 58, 256 

Frank Philip, 60 
Crary, lieutenant, 243 
Crawford, Jane, 27 

John, 27 
Croade, John, 27 

Rachel, 27 

Priscilla, 27 

Thomas, 27, 117 
Crocker, Franklin, 124 
Crooker, Desire, 134 

Elizabeth, 131 

Francis, 134 

James, 51 

Joanna, 51 

Jonathan, 131 

Mary, 134 

Sarah, 131 
Cropley, mrs. Sarah D., 192, 251 
Crosby ) 
Croseey > Abiel, 184 
Crosbie ) 



266 



Index of Persons 



Crosby ] 
Crosbey a ,, 

Ckosbie Anna ' 96 
cont'd J 

Asenath, 97 

Benjamin, 36 

Bethiah, 9S 

Daniel, 34, 9S, 149, 151 

David, 95, 96, 9S, 149, 150 

Deborah S., 77 

Desire, 95 

Ebenezer, 1 51 

Edmund, 77, 148 

Edward, 150 

Eleazer, 94, 96, 98, 14S 

Elijah, 149 

Elisha, 95 

Elizabeth, 36, 148 

Enoch, 34, 149 

Eunice, 34 

Ezra, 97 

Hannah, 9S 

Hatsuld, 97 

Huldah, 94 

Increase, 197 

Isaiah, 151 

John, 94, 97, 99, 147, 150 

Jonathan, -$6, 94, 97 

Joshua, 36, 94, 96, 99, 149, 
1S4-187, 229 

Lemuel, 14S 

Levi, 197 

Mark, 230 

Mary, 147 

Mary G., 77 

Nathan, 36 

Nathaniel, 36, 95, 97, 151 

Phebe, 98 

Prince, 94 

Rebecca, 97, 197 

Reliance, 150 

Reuben, 94 

Ruth, 197 

Samuel, 36, 97, 150, 197 

Silvanus, 98 

Simeon, 197 

Solomon, 99 

Susanna, 98, 197 

Thankful, 36, 151, 197 

Theodore, 99 

Thomas, 34. 95, 97-99, 148 

Tully, 148, 151 

widow, 229 

William, 94 

Zeruiah, 148 
Cross, mrs. John A., 191 
Crossman, Betsey, 28 

Lucia, 28 

Martha, 128 

Robert, 12S 

Rufus, 28 



Crow, Bethiah, 247, 248 

Christopher, 248 

Deborah, 248 

Elizabeth, 24S 

John, 247, 24S 

Joseph, 247 

Mar)', 24S 

Mehitable, 248 

Paul, 247 
Crow ell / . , 

Crowel ( Aaron ' 161 

Asa Clinton, 191 

Betty, 161 

Elizabeth, 138, 140 

Elnathan, 161 

Hannah, 161 

Huldah, 161 

Jeremiah, 161 

Martha, 253 

Mollv, 161 

Paul, 161 

Rebecca, 161 

Sarah, 139 

Temperance, 161 

Thankful, 253 

William, 161 

CUDDINGTON, John, 1 79 

Cummings, Lincoln Clifford, 59 
Cunningham, Hannah T., 2S 

John Thomas, 28 

Theo. B., 28 
CURRARY, lieutenant, 243 
Curtis ) 

Curtice > Caleb, 20S 
Cortis ) 

Ebenezer, 208 

Elkanah, 178 

Eunice, 208 

Experience, 1 10 

Francis, 178 

Hannah, 178 

mrs. Henry M., 126 

Jacob, 20S 

James, 178 # 

Jonathan, 51 

Joshua, 50 

Lydia, 178 

Martha, 208 

Mary, 208 

Molly, 5 1 

Nathaniel, 178 

Phebe, 50, 52 

Sarah, 208 

Seth, 208 

Silvanus, 178 

Theophilus, 47 

Zaccheus, 178 
Cushing, Abigail, 52 

Benjamin, 1 13 

Bethiah, 28 

Ignatius, 28 



Index of Persons 



267 



ClJSHING ) T , ., 

confd ( John « 3i. 116,117 

Joshua, 2S 

Lydia, 113 

Mary, 28 

Mercy, 52 

Tabitha, 28 
Cushman, Bartholomew, 28 

Ebenezer, 28 

Elisha, 2S 

Elkanah, 28 

Ezra, 28 

Fear, 50, 12S 

Hannah, 28 

Harvey, 28 

Isaac, 197 

James, 28 

Joanna, 51 

Job, 28, 176 

Jonathan, 28 

Joseph, 28 

Keziah, 28 

Lydia, 28, 50, 176 

Margaret, 28 

Maria, 176 

Mary, 28, 50 

Mehitable, 28 

Mercy. 28, 87, 197 

Persis, 28 

Robert, 28, 87 

Ruth, 64 

Samuel, 28, 128 

Susanna, 28 

Sylvia, 28 

Thomas, 28, 64 
Cusser, captain, 91 
Cutler, Charles Francis, 124 

Daly, Frank Allen, 251 

Danforth, , 154 

Darling, Rebecca, 241 

Sarah, 241 

Thomas, 241 
David, Godfrey, 229 
Davie, Sarah Ann, 82 

Sarah D., 82 

Solomon, 82 
Davis, captain, 207 

Henry, 83 

Isaac, 148 

Jacob, 148 

John, 83 

Keziah, 148 

Ix>is, 83 

Lydia, 83 

Martha, 8t, 

Mary, 148 

Nicholas, 83 

Simon, 201, 204, 205 

Susanna, 148 



Davis ) -,. . - 
cont'd J ll ™thy,b 3 

Zenas, 83 
Dawes | ~, . ~ L „, 
Dawse \ Charles Gates » fa 

Ebenezer, S3 

Priscilla, 83 
Dean | „, . TT , 

DEANE ( mrS " ( -' nar ^ es Heman, 62 

Evelina Benbridge, 1S9 

Dearing, , 42, 43 

Decrow, Robert, 131 

Susanna, 131 
Delano ) . ' 

Dellano \ Au S usta > 33 

Benjamin, S3 

Elizabeth, 131 

Hannah, 133 

Hopestill, 8^ 

Jonathan, 144-146 

Joseph, 133 

Joshua, 83 

Mary, 83 

Mercy, 144-146 

Philip, 131 

Sarah, 114 

Susanna, 83 

Thomas, 1 14 

Welthea, 83 

William, 83 
Dennis ) f 

Den ice \ » 3° 

Derrifield, Barnabas, 42 
Devell] 

DEvi"L L LM onathan '"^75 
Divel J 

Joseph, 2*5 

Mary, 215, 218, 220 
Dewis, mrs. John William, 1S8 
Dexter, F. B., 192 

Henry M., 192 

Morton, 123, 127, 129, 191, 192 

Seth, 151 
Dillingham \ 
Dilingham > Elizabeth, 198 

DlLLINGAM ) 

John, 36, 94, 96, 98 

Mehitable, 98 

Rhoda, 94 
D 1 mock, Ann, 188 

mrs. Henry F., 128, 188, 250 

Timothy, 18S 
Dingley, Elizabeth, 131, 133 

Sarah, 132 
Doane J 

Doan > Abigail, 141 
Done ) 

Alfred Alder, 192, 251, 253 

Ann, 237 



268 



Index of Persons 



Do AXE | 

Doax ■ . , 

Dune Azariah > W 
cont'd J 

David, 17 

deacon, 22S 

Dorothy, 17 

Elisha, 235 

Elizabeth, 138, 140 

Hannah, 1 7 

Heman, 77 

Hezekiah, 13S, 140 

Hope, 138, 139 

John, 17 

Jonathan, 17 

Joseph, 12, 238, 239 

Keziah, 17 

Mary, 94 

Nathan, 17 

Nehemiah, 138, 139 

Susanna, 77 

Timothy, 229 

William H., 126 
Dodge, mrs. Francis Safford, 1S9 
Doggft, Bathsheba, 131 

Bethiah, 132 

Hannah, 132 

John, 121 

Margery, 121 

Mary. 121, 132 

Samuel, 132 

Sarah, 132 
Donald, mrs. Louis, 251 

Doten ( Ansel Robbins,62 

Bridget, 83 

Caleb, $2 

Carroll Warren, 59 , 

Edward, 59, 60, 62 

Hannah, 83, 208 

Mary, 29, 208 

Mercy. 208 

Roswell Farnum, 191 

Sarah, 208 

Stephen, 208 
Dowi), Joseph, 189 

Mary Eliza, 189 
Drew, , 84 

Abigail, 83 

Abigail Church, 83 

Abijah, 83, 84 

Asa, 83 

Betsey, 83, 84 

Betty, 50 

Catharine, 83 

Christiana, 8^ 

Clarissa, 83 

Clement, 83 

Cornelius, 84 



,, , > Deborah, S ;, Si 
cent J ) ' j» •* 

Dorothy, S3, S4 

Ebe-nezer, S3, S4 

Elizabeth, 1 15, 1 16 

Ezra, 50 

Frederick, 84 

George Cranwell, S4 

George Stetson, S4 

Hannah, S3, S4 

Harvey, S4 

James, S3. 84 

Jemima, 50, 115 

Job, S 4 

John, 114, 1 16, 1 17 

Judith. S3, 84 

Lucy, 50, S4 

Lurana, 84 

Lydia, 84 

Nathaniel, S4 

Nehemiah, S3 

Martha, 84 

Mary, 84, 115 

Peter, 115 

Prince, 84 

Robert Adams, 84 

Ruth, 8^ 

Saba, S3, S4 

Saba James, 84 

Sally, 84 

Samuel. 84 

Sarah, S4, S6, 1 1 4— 1 1 7 

Seth, S3, S4 

Silvanus, 1 1 5, 117 

Stephen, 84,"86 

Stephen Nye, 84 

Sylvia, 84. S6 

Thankful, S4 

Thomas, 50. 114, 115 

Thomas Bradford, 20, 225 

Thomas Prince, 84 

William, S3. 84 

Zenas, S3, S4 

Dudley, , S2 

Dux BAR, Benjamin, 50 

Hannah, 50 

Joseph, 50 

Ruth, 50 
Duxcain, John, 197 

Lydia, 197 
Dune, Desire, 133, 139 

John, 138, 139 

DUX HAM ) 

Don ham > Ann, 177 

DONNHAM ) 

Annas, 242 
Benaiah, 237, 238 
Benjamin, 238 
Ebenezer, 177 



Index of Persons 



269 



SHAM ] 
NHAM I 



Dunham 
Do:,.. 

DONNHAM Ldmund . 
conCd 

Elizabeth, 237, 238 

Ephraim, 242 

Hannah, 23S 

Ira, S4 

John, 237 

Jonathan, 242 

Mary, 84 

Patience, 177 

Seth, 177 

Silas, 84 
Durke, lieutenant, 244 
Durk.ee, captain, 245 
Dyer, John B., 250 

William F., 124 



Eames, Anthony, 119, 120 

Benjamin, 119 

Caleb, 119 

Ebenezer, 1 19 

Elizabeth, 119, 120, 195 

Hannah, 132 

Joshua, 1 19 

Mercy, 132 

Thomas, 195 

Zephon, 195 
Eaton, Benjamin, 85 

Consider, 85 

David, 85, 87 

Deborah, 87 

Elizabeth, 85, 128 

Francis, 125 

Joshua, 85 

Lot, 85 

Martha. 128 

Mary, 85 

Mercy, 85 

Samuel, 125, 128 

Sarah, 128 

Susanna, 85 
Eddy, Abigail, 241 

Benjamin, 241 

Betty, 241 
Edgar, mrs. Francis Woolworth, 125 
Edson, Bethiah, 57 

Daniel, 57 

David, 57 

Hannah, 57 

James, 57 

Jesse, 57 

John, 57 

Joseph, 57 

Lydia, 57 

Samuel, 2 



187, 231 



Eldked 

Ei.dredge 
Eldridge 

El.DREDG 

Eldridg 

Eldrige 

Abigail, 139 

Daty, 140 

Deborah, 141 

Elisha, 231-234 

Elizabeth, 142 

Jonathan, 141 

Joseph, 138, 140 

Martha, 138, 140 

Nathaniel, 20 

Patience, 141 

Phebe, 141 

Rebecca, 142 

Ruth, 142 

Sarah, 20 

Solomon, 140 

Susanna, 143 

Thomas, 142 

"William, 141, 143 

Zephaniah, 141 
Elemas, Amos, 196 

Mary, 196 
Elk ens,' Margaret, 16 
Ellis ) 
Ellice 
Elless 
Elles J 

Cornelius, 196 

Esther, 51 

mrs. Frank R., 

Isaac, 196 

John, 12 

Martha, 12 

Mary, 128 

Mercy, 196 

Richard, 47 

Samuel, 149, 197 

Thankful, 197 
Elmer, lieutenant, 244 
Ely*, John Hugh, 126 
Emerson, mrs. Ralph, 60 
Emery, Stephen, 139-143 
Endicott, John, 80, S2 
Evans, mrs. Ira Hobart, 128, 188 
Everson, Abigail, 85 

Ephraim, 85 

Eunice, 51 

James, 85 

Joseph, 85 

Josiah, 85 

Lettice, 85 

Levi, 51 

Lucy, 85 

Lydia, 85 



Caleb H. 



190 



126 



270 



Index of Persons 



EVERSON ) >T . . . 

Rebecca, 85 

Samuel, 85 

Seth, 85 

Sylvanus, 85 
Ewell, John L., 190 
Ewer, Drusilla, 13S, 139 

Nathaniel, 13S, 139 
Eyres] 

Heirs ,... , , 
Hyres Lhzabeth < J 74> 175 

Hires J 

Simon, 174 

Fairbanks, Henry Nathaniel, 63, 191 

Hiland L., 191 
Farnham, D wight Thompson, 188 
Farrington, Earl Cole, 124 
Faunce j ,. , 

FFAUNCE { Ba ™ ab }'> ~°9 

Benjamin, Sj 

Daniel Tilden, S5 

Eleanor, 85 

Eleazer, 85 

Elijah, 85 

Hannah, 26, 85, 209 

James, 50, 209 

John, 26, 85 

Lydia, 85, 209 

Mary, 50 

Molly, 26 

Peleg, 209 

Ruth, 209 

Sarah, S5, 209 

Seth, 209 

Solomon E., 190 

Susanna, 85 

Thomas, 144-146, 209 

Tilden, 85 
Faxon 
Faxson 
ffaxon 

FFAXEN 

ffackson 
Faxton 

FFAXTON 

Fexton 

Benjamin, 53 

Joanna, 46 

Molly, 51 

Richard, 48 

Ruth, 53 

Sarah, 37, 46, 48, 179-183 

Susanna, 54 

Thomas, 37, 38, 43, 45"48, 
170-182 
Fearo, Fanny, 86 

Hannah Elizabeth, 86 

John, S6 



18] 



Fellows, mrs. George Emery. Cz 
Felt, mrs. Joseph Pollard, 189 
Ff.rnald, mrs. George Hunting, 59 
Ferry, mrs. Orlando Eaton, 19a 
FETHERS, mrs. Ogden H., 61 
Field, Elizabeth, 55 

James, 55 

John, 55 

Sarah, 55 

Susanna, 55 
Fish / ~, , c ^ 

FFISH \ CharleS ' S6 

Elnathan, S6, 132 

Hannah, 86 

Jacob, 86 

Mary, 86 

Nathaniel, 86 

Perez. S6 

Sally, 86 

Sarah, S6, 132 

Susanna, 86 
Fisher 1 
FFISHER > Daniel, 46 

FFICHER ) 

Joanna, 46, 48 
Fitch, captain. 92, 244 

Cordilla, 245 

governor, 93 

Jabez, 91/243 

Pelatiah, 91, 245 
Fletcher \ 
Flecher > Ann, 34 
Flicher ) 

John, 34, 94, 147, 197 

Rachel, 197 

Richard, 94 
Flint, Wyman K., 61 
Foees ") 

Forbes'. v , „i T _ 
Foabs Edward ' x ~3 

FFOABSj 

Henry D., 1 

Fogge, ,11 

Ford 

fford 

ffoard J- Amos, 134 

ffoord 

ffourd 

Ebenezer, 133 

Elisha, 86, 121 

Elizabeth, 119, 121, 131 

Hannah, 121, 133 

James, 133 

John, 121 

Josiah, 1 18- 

Lemuel, 121 

Lydia, 134 

Margaret, 132 

Mercy, 121 

Peleg, 121 



Index of Persons 



271 



Ford 






Freeman } 
ffreeman > Jerusha, 97 
cont'd ) 

John, 1S4, 195, 197 


FFORD 






FFOARD 
FFOORD 


> Ruth, 134 




FFOURD 






Joseph, 1S5, 1S6 


cont'd 






Joshua, 9S, 147, 150 


Sarah, $6, 1 1 S, 121 




Josiah, 231 


Susanna, 131 




Keziah, 99 


Thomas, 120, 134 




Lemuel, 95 


William, uS, 119, 1 


21, 133 


Lydia, 20 


Fosdick, Frederick Wo 


odbury, 124 


major, 229 


Foster ) A , . .. c , 
„„ „„„ > Abigail, So 

FFOSTER ) & ' 




Martha, 149 
Mary, 12, 94. 99 


Charles, 86 




Mercy, 20, 36, 195, 197 


Charles James, So 




Moses, 99 


Chillingsworth, 34, 


1 98 


Nathaniel, 20, 94, 99, 149, 19S, 


David, 150 




Prince, 99, 187 


deacon, 34, 99, 148 




Rebecca, 77, 14S 


Deborah Bradford, 


86 


Reuben, 77, 147 


Elizabeth, 86 




Reuben H., 77 


Fear, 86 




Ruth, 1S7 


mrs. Frederick Albert, 61 


Sallv, 229 


Isaac, 98, 14S, 150 




Sara'h, 15, 228 


James, 86 




Seth, 96 


John, 86 




Silvanus, 99 


Julia P., 86 




Susanna, 20, 99 


Lucy, 86 




Tamsen, 197 


Lydia, 86 




Thomas, 12, 13S, 140, 231 


Margaret, 86 




Watson, 34, 94, 98 


Mar>-, 86 




widow, 1S7 


Melzar A., 86 




William, 20, 150 


Nathan, 148 




Ffreke, John, 2^ 


Nathaniel, 86 
Robert, 86 




^ c c H HJ Abi ^ w - 8 ' 


Samuel, 86, 148 




Albert N., 87 


Sarah, 86 




Amy, S7 


Susanna, 198 




James A., S7 


Sylvia, 86 




John, 47 


Thankful, 34 




Martha D., 87 


Fox, Rachel, 253 




Mary W., 87 


Francis, Daniel Gould 


125 


Osmon A., 87 


Freeman I Ab 

FFREEMAN ) y 




Timothy, S7 
Frothingh'am, Paul Revere, 123 


Alfred A., 77 
Barnabas, 99 




SSJSfw 


Bathsheba, 12 




Anne, 130, 194 


Benjamin, 98 




Barnabas, S7 


Dor., 186 




Benjamin, S7 


Ebenezer, 232 




Caleb Tilden, 87 


Edmund, 186 




Chipman, 49 


Eleazer, 185-187, 2 


28, 229 


Consider, 87 


Eli, 195 




Content. S7 


Elishua, 195 




Deborah, 87 


Elizabeth, 99 




Ebenezer, 49, S7, 117 


Esther, 13S, 140 




Edward, 126, 188 


George, 98 




Eleazer, 87 


Hannah, 94, 227 




Elizabeth. 87, 239 


Hatsuld, 34, 36, 96, 


97 


Ephraim, 87 


Isaac, 34, 186 




Ezra, 87 


Jam 


es, 99 




r rar.cis, 64 



272 



Index of Persons 



Fuller \ 

Fullar [• Hannah, 64, S7 
cont'd ) 

Hiram, 87 

Huldah, 51 

Isaac, 239, 240 

Jabez, 87, SS, 240 

James, 87 

John, 52, 87, 1 17 

Josiah, 87, 92 

Levi H.. 126 

Lucy, S7, SS 

Lucy Delano, 87 

Lydia, 87 

Martha, 52 

Mary, 87, 239, 240 

Mary Helen, 87 

Matilda, 87 

Mercy, 87 

Micah, 240 

Nancy, 49 

Nathan, 49 

Polly, 87 

Priscilla. 49 

Rebecca, 87 

Reliance, 239 

Ruth, 49 

Sally, 87 

Samuel, 66, 79-82, 125, 126, 129, 
130, 1S8, 193, 239 

Sarah, 54, 87 

Seth, 8S 

Susanna, 51 

Thankful, 49 

Zephaniah, 88 
Fulton } , 

FFULTON \ dOCt ° r ' 2 °3 

Fyfe, R. H., 61 
mrs. R. H.. 61 



Gage, Benjamin, 72 

Edward, 72 

Elizabeth, 72 

Elkanah, 72 

Jane, 72 

John, 72 

Mary, 72 

Mayhew, 72 

Patience, 72 

Silvan us, 72 
Gallup ) 

Gallap > captain, 244 
Gallups ) 

Desire, 138, 139 

Henry, 244 

Samuel, 101, 105, 136 137, 201, 
219 



Deborah Sampson, iSS 



Gannett j 

Ga.SN ATT 
G ANN ITT 

Ganut J 

Matthew, 39, 1S0, 1S1 

Sarah, 37, 39, 41, 179, 180 

Thomas, 37-39, 41, 179-181 
Gardner, Benjamin, 142 

David, SS 

James, 131, 132 

Ruth, 142 
Gf.rrard, John, 176 
Gibbs, Alice. 144-146 

Thomas, 144-146 
Gifford, constable, 75 

Edith, 61 

Sidney B., 128 
Giles, sergeant, 91, 92 
GlLMAN, Edwin Clarence, 59, 60 
Glover, George, 8S 

Mary, SS 

Samuel. SS 

Samuel Stillman, SS 
Godbertson, Godbert, 130 
Godfrey / . , . 
Godfry [Azubah, 13S, 140 

Deboiah, 141 

Elizabeth, 143 

Joseph, 142 

Lydia, 20 

Mehitable, 139, 142 

Richard, 20, 138, 140 

Sarah, 141 

Susanna, 138, 139 

Thankful, 141 
Goodwin, Daniel, 191 
Gorges, Sir Ferdinando, 
Gorham, Jabez, 123 
Gould, James, 77, 229 

John, 22S 

Joseph, 229 

Joshua, 230 

Paine, 229 

Ruth, 77 

widow, 1S7 
Gray ) t> • ,- 
Graie \ Benom ' 96 

Bethiah, 95, no, 196, 197 

Desire, 88 

Dorothy, 197 

mrs. Edmund C, 61 

Edward, 36, 93, 94, 96, 147 

Elizabeth, 83, 150 

Hannah, 94, 150, 19S 

Jennie, 197 

John, 88, 146, 196 

Joshua, 150 

Judith, 83 

Lewis, S3 



7,S 



Index of Persons 



273 



Gray \ 

Graie > Lot, 34, 95, 146, 196, 197 

cont'd ) 

Lydia, 197, 19S 

Mary, SS, 93, 197 

Mary Lewis, SS 

Mehitable, 196, 197 

Nathaniel, 34, 197 

Patience, 88 

Priscilla, 93 

Rachel, 151 

Richard, 93 

Samuel, SS 

Sarah, 150, 196 

Susanna, 150 

Thankful, 196 

Thomas, 8S, 104, 106, 1 49-1 51 

William, 150 

Hannah, 132 

Howard, 61 

John, 203 

William, 144 
Greenlaw, Lucy Hall, 64 
Griffith, Ephraim, 12S 

Hannah, 95 

Joseph, 94, 95, 147 

Joshua, 95 

Lazarus, 36, 94, 95, 9S, 148, 151 

Lydia, 98 

Mary, 36, 128 

Rebecca, 14S, 151 

Stephen, 95 

William, 94 
Groesbeck, Herman J., 126 



Hacket, John, 241 
Hall, , 164 

Abigail, 51 

Abner, 8S 

Asa, 54 

Asenath, 88 

Barnabas, 4 

Barzillai, 162 

Bethiah, 88, 97, 194 

Betty, 4, 52 

Chloe, 4 

Daniel, 198 

Deborah, 88 

Edward, 147, 149-151, 194 

Edwin Trowbridge, 1S8 

Elisha, 88 

Elizabeth, 88 

Enoch, 88 

Fear, 4 

Gershom, 96, 97, 147, 150, 194 

Hannah, 4, 150, 194 



Hall ) 1T .... 
cont'd S He P hz * bah « 4 

Isaac, 4 

Jerusha, 162 

Jesse, 4 

Job, 51, SS 

John, 161 

John Augustus, 161 

Jonathan, 194 

Joseph, &S 

Joshua, 161 

Josiah, 4 

Judah, 4, SS 

Levina, 4 

Lucy, 54 

Lydia, 51, 198 

Mary, 4, 194 

Mehitable, 162 

Mercy, 161 

Nathaniel, 151, 162 

Priscilla, 4 

Rebecca, 4 

Reuben, 4 

Ruth, 88 

Samuel, 150 

Sarah, 4, 88 

Seth, 96 

Silvanus, 88 

Simeon, 88 

Susanna, 137 

Washington, 88 

widow, 149 
Hallday, Isabel, 197 
Hallett, Hannah, 198 

Thomas, 198 
Hamblin ) 

Hamlen > Barnabas, 195 
Hamelen ) 

Benjamin, 232 

Eleanor, 197 

Eleazer, 195, 231 

Rebecca, 197 

Sarah, 195 

Shubael, 197 

Eleanor, 142 

Jane, 141 

Joseph, 186 

Mehitable, 139, 142 

Nathaniel, 139 

Sarah, 138, 141 

Zeruiah, 138, 140 
Hammond, Priscilla, 254 

Samuel, 254 

Solomon, 254 

mrs. William M., 188 
Hanson, George, 65 

Jane, 65 



274 



Index of Persons 



43 



-3 1 



Harding, Abiah, 13 

Abigail, 141 

Bethiah, 13, 142 

Ebenezer, 185 

Gideon, 18 

John, 13 

Joseph, 13 

Joshua, 13, i< 

Josiah, 13 

Martha. 13 

Mary, 13, 229 

Maziah, 13 

Nathaniel, 13, 186, 229 

Samuel, 13, 140 

Sarah, 18, 140 

Seth, 18, 141 

Theodore, 18 

Thomas, 228, 

widow, 229 

Zeruiah, 143 
Harlow ) „ „ 
Harlo f Be tsey, hi 

Branch, 11 1 

Eleazer, 209 

Elizabeth, 209 

George, 178 

George A., 61 

James, 178 

Jedidah, 209 

Jerusha, 178 

Jonathan, in, 

Josiah, 178 

Lydia, 209 

Mercy, 177 

Nathaniel, 209 

Samuel, 177 

Stephen, in 

Thomas, 209 
Hart, George Thomas, 191 
Haskell) 
Haskill 
Hascal 
Hascol 

Betty, 240 

Elias, 51 

Hannah, 240 

John, 1 15 

Josiah, 240 

Mercy, 51 

Noah, 240 

Patience, 240 

Sarah, 240 
Hatch, Allen, 53 

Benjamin, 194 

David, 52, 142 

Desire, 30 

Ebenezer, 30 

Edmund, 30 

Eleanor, 142 

Elisha, 30 



209 



Benjamin, 240 



Hatch ) ,,,. . . 

cont'd \ Eluabeth i 30. 249 

Eztkiel, 30 

Hannah, 13, 30 

Isaac, 29-33 

Israel, 32, ^ 

Jabez, 30 

James, 194 

Josiah, 30 

Lucy, 52 

Lydia, 51 

Mary, 29, 30, 194 

Moses, 13, 249 

Ruth, 194 

Samuel, 29—33 

Sarah, 30, 53 

Zerviah, 30 
Hathaway, Chloe, 53 

Ebenezer, 53 

Hannah, 50 

Phebe, 12S 
Hatherley \ ~. , - 

Hatherly J Timothy, s, 6, 10, ,2 

Hawes \ -r , , 
Haws \ Edmund > '79 

Hannah, 13S, 139 

John, 202 
Hawks, James Dudley, 62 
Hayford I D . , , ' 
Heafords \ Bathsh eba, 50 

Betty, 52, 113 

Harvey, 113 

John, 52, 113 

Samuel, 50 
Hayward ( AU 
Ha ward j AUce ' 55 

Bethiah, 55 

Ira, 88 

Marv, 55 

Phebe, 55 

Seth, 55 

Susanna, 88 

Thomas, 39, 55 
Head, Franklin Harvey, 190 
Heard, see Hurd 
Heirs, see Eyres 
Hen rich, mrs. Louis Richard, 59 
Henry, Thomas, 92 
Hereden, Anna, 132 

Hezekiah, 132 

Hermann, , 173 

Herrington ) 
Herington > Anna, 122 
Herrigton ) 

Hezekiah, 122 

Nehemiah, 122 



5 EWET \ Hannah, 133 
Hewit ( ' JJ 

Lydia, 131 

Lusanna, 133 



Index of Persons 



275 



He wet } 




HiGGINS \ 




Hewit y sergeant, 91 
cont'd ) 




HlGGIN 1 c . c , _ 
HIGENS SlBl " l8r> ' "?' " 8 


Solomon, 120 




cont'd ] 


Susanna, 133 




Solomon, 1S7, 228 


Winter, 133 




Thankful, 15 


HiGGINS i 

Higgin > , 186 

HiGENS ) 




Thomas, 15 




Theophilus, 186 




Uriah, 230 


Aaron, 230 




widow, 227^ 229 


Abishai, 186 




Zac. 1S4 


Alice, iS 




Zedekiah. 185, 230 


Allen, 230 




Hill, Ebenezer, 55 


Apphia, iS 




Edwin A., 190 


Asa, 228 




John. 123 


Bathsheba, 230 




Leonard, 51 


Benjamin, 15, 184, 


185 


Lew Cass, 59, 123, 125 


Beriah, 18 




Lois, 51 


deacon, 186, 228 




Ruth, 515 


Ebenezer, 230 




Hinckley] 




Edmund, 229 




Hinckly 




Eliakim, 229, 231 




HlNCKELY 




Elisha, 18, 185 
Elizabeth, 15, 16, 


18 


HlNKLEY 

Hynckley 


> Elkanah, 34 


Elnathan, 186 




Hynkley 




Experience, 15, 185 


Hynkly 




Freeman, 229 




Hynklie 




Gideon, 186 




Isaac, 147 


Hannah, 230 




Joshua, 34, 94, 95, 98, 147 


Hatsuld, 229, 231 




Lydia, 20, 95 


Hezekiah, 185 




Mark S., 187 


Isaac, 186, 228 




Mary, 95, 148, 196 


Israel, 185 




Nathan, 94 


James, 185 




Nathaniel, 97 


Jane, 18 




Ruth, 98 


Jo Sparrow, 2 


29 


Shubael, 20, 196 


John, 187, 228, 23 


[ 


Thomas, 95, 97, 148 


Jonathan, 16, 18, i 


85, 229-231 


Hinsman, mrs. Carl Bingham, 59 


Joshua, 185, 229, s 


W 


Hoadly, mrs. George, Jr., 126 


Khowles. 229 
Levi, 186 




Hoar ) , 

Hour \ Isaac ' I41 


Lot, 186, 227 




Tabitha, 141 


M., 186, 230 




Hobert, Isaac, 51 


Martha, 18 




Lydia, 51 


Mehitable, 186 




Hodges, George, 123 


Mercy, 230 




Hodgins, James S., 61 


Moses, 229, 230 




Holbrook, Augustus Thatcher, 1S9 


Nathan, 185 




Holdrich, , 91 


Nathaniel, 230 
Obadiah, 186, 187 




Holmes / « w _m c« 
Holme } Abigail, 88 


. Paul, 15, 185, 230, 


231 


Abner, 88, 90 


Prince, 185 




Amasa. 88 


Priscilla, 15 




Amasa D., 88 


Reliance, 15, 185 




Ansel, 89 


Reuben, 229 




Araunah F., 88 


Richard, 186, 187 




Asenath, 89 


Samuel, 184, 185, 


229 


Bartlett, 88 


Sarah, 15, 192 




Betty, 50, 53 


Seth, 186 




Charles, 88, no 


Silvanus, 230, 231 




Christo 


pher C, 8S 



2?6 



Index of Persons 



Holmes } 
Holme > 
cont'd ) 



Clarissa, 89 



Sylvester, 90 



Cornelius, S9 
Deborah, 89, 208 
Desire, 89, 208 
Elizabeth, 89 
Ellis, 53 

Ephraim, 89, 90 
Eunice, S9 
Eveline, 89 
Ezekiel, 89 
Gaius, 8S, 90 
George, 90 
Gershom, 209 
Hannah, 52 
Harvey, 89 
Hem an, 90 
Henry S., 89 
Hester, 209 
Isaac, 89 
Jedediah, 8S-90 
Jemimah, 89 
Joanna, 132 
John, 89, 132, 208, 209 
Jonathan, 89, 90, 209 
Joseph, 89 
Joshua, 89, 90 
Josiah, 89, 90, 209 
Judith, 89 
Lemuel, 89 
Levi, 89 
Lucy, 89 
Lydia, 50, 89 
Lydia P., 89 
Marcia, 89, 90 
Martin, 89 
Mary, 89, 209 
Meletiah, 89 
Melzar, 90 
Mercy, 90, 209 
Micah, 90 
Molly, 90 
Nancy, 88 
Nancy P., 90 
Nathaniel, 89, 90 
Oliver, 50 
Patrick, 90 
Peleg, 209 
Priscilla, 88-90 
Rebecca, 90, no 
Richard, 209 
Robert, 88-90 
Ruth, 90 
Sally, 89, 90 
Samuel, 90 
Sarah, 89, 90, 208 
Sarah B., 90 
Silvan us, 209 
Spencer, 89, 90 



Holmes ) 
Holme [ 
cont'd ) 

Tabitha, 52 

Thomas, S9, 90 

Til den, So, 90 

"William Boyd, 59 

mrs. William Boyd, 251 

Zeruiah, 89, 90 
Hooker, , 154 

Joseph, 5S 
Hooper, Chloe, 53 

Elizabeth, 57 

Hezekiah, 57 

John, 57 

Joseph, 57 

Mary, 54 

Parnel, 53 

Perez, 53 

Rebecca, 57 

William, 54 

Winslow, 57 
Hopkins /»,.., ,. 

Hoppixs \ Ahl &**> J S> ^ 

Benjamin. 16, 34, 36, 92, 94, 195, 
196 

Bethiah, 16 

Caleb, 236 

Charles A., 58, 123 

mrs. Charles A 

Constance, 59 
191, 251 

Deborah, 236 

doctor, 228 

E., 230 

Ebenezer, 33 

Edward, 94, 196 

Elijah, 147 

Elisha, 15, 62, 191, 228 

Elizabeth, 16, 96, 237 

Elkanah, 36, 99, 230 

Experience, 138, 139 

Gyles, 59, 62, 1S9, 195, 236, 237 

Hannah, 15, 36, 12S, 197, 236 

Isaiah, 148 

John, 15, 94, 96, 236 

Jonathan, 1S5 

Joseph, 16, 34, 96, 98, 14S. 149 

Joshua, 15, 149, 184-1S6, 236 

Josiah, 94 

Judah, 16, 33, 3 6 » 95' 99. J 49- l 5°> 
197, 236 

Lemuel, 98 

Lydia, 15, 12S, 148 

Martha, 95 

Mary, 15 16, 236 

Mehitable, 151 

Mercy, 150 

Moses, J28 

Nathan 34 



.,53 

, 60, 



124-126, 189, 



Itidex of Persons 



277 



HOPKINS ) 

Hoppins > Nathaniel, 16 

cont'd ) 



En 08, 162 



Phebe, 15 

Rachel, 195, 196 

Rebecca, 230 

Richard, 36, 98, 148 

Ruth, 16, 236 

Samuel, 16, 196 

Seth, 195 

Shubael, 99 

Silvanus, 98, 147 

Solomon, 34, 98, 196 

Stephen, 16, 34, 36, 59, 60, 62, 
124-126, 12S, 189, 191, 236, 251 

Stephen Van Culen, 189 

Thankful, 96 

Theodore, 1S5, 1S6, 230 

Thomas, 33, 34, 36, 96, 99, 149, 
151,230,231 

Thomas S., 190 

mrs. Timothy, 190 

widow, 186 

William, 230, 237 
Horton, Byron Barnes, 125, 252 

Dorothy, 17 

mrs. Horace Ebenezer, 190 
Howard, Elijah, 52 

Jesse, 112 

Mary, 52, 112 

Oliver, 112 

Samuel, 47 
Hovvarth, mrs. John B., 62 
Howe, mrs. Arthur Warren, 252 
Howell, mrs. Arthur Holmes, 190 
Howes ) 

Howse [ Abby C, 187, 255 
House ) 

Abigail, 68, 71, 160, 161, 248 

Abner, 255 

Alexander, 162 

Amos, 71 

Azariah, 71, 162 

Benjamin, 4, 162 

Bethiah, 161 

Betsey, 160 

Betty, 4, 71, 160 

Collins, 4 

Content, 18 

Daniel, 4, 142 

David, 71 

Desire, 4, 68 

Eben, 162 

Edmund, 162 

Edward, 68 

Eli, 71, 72 

Elijah, 68 

Elizabeth, 4, 71, 72 

Enoch, 71 



Howes 

Howse 
House 

cont'd 

Eunice, 6S 

Ezra, 68, 162 

Gamaliel, 68 

George, 71 

Hannah, 71, 161, 255 

Hephzibah, 1 61 

Ira, 161 

Isaac, 71 

Jabez, 3 

James, 71 

Jeremiah, 3 

Jerusha, 68 

John, 160, 162 

Jonathan, 68, 161 

Joshua, 4, 68 

Lav in a, 68 

Lemuel, 71 

Lot, 162 

Lucy, 5 

Martha, 3 

Mary, 68, 71 

Mercy, 4, 68 

Molly, 68, 72 

Moody, 4 

Nathaniel, 68 

Oren, 3 

Patience, 68 

Patty, 72 

Perez, 160 

Phebe, 68 

Philip, 4 

Prince, 3 

Priscilla, 3, 162 

Rebecca, 3 

Reuben, 4, 5 

Roxy, 68 

Ruhamah, 160 

Ruth, 68, 69 

Sally, 4 

Samuel, 160 

Sarah, 4, 71, 142, 160, 162 

Shear j ash ub, 160 

Simeon, 71 

Solomon, 160, 161 

Stephen, 71 

Surviah, 162 

Susanna, 72, 161 

Sylvia, 3 

Tamsen, 4 

Temperance, 71 

Thankful, 71, 162 

Thomas, 18, 68. 248 

Willis, 162 

Zachariah, 68 

Zebina. 6S 

Zenas, 160 



2yS 



Index of Persons 



HOWLAND, Bethiah, 198, 199, 201-204, 
207, 208 

Elizabeth, 163, 199, 205-207 

Henry, 215 

Jabez, 166, 198-208 

John, 59-62, 124, 126. 163, 
188-191, 198, 251, 252 

Joseph, 19S, 204-208 

Josiah, 166, 198, 204-208 

Lydia, 163 

Mary, 118 

Nicholas, 220 

Rebecca, 1 18 

mrs. Richard Greene, 252 

Ruth, 90 

Samuel, 198, 203-20S 

Thomas, 1 iS, 166 
Huckins, Hannah, 197 
Hudson, Daniel, 56 

Mary, 56 

William, 56 

Humfries, , 10 

Hunt, Peter, 108 
Huntington, William E., 58 
Huntly, lieutenant, 243 
Hurd / D . 
Heard \ Ben J at ™' *3° 

William, 104 
Hurton, Anne, 65 

Robert, 65 

Inglee, Abigail, 53 

Betsey, 90 

Eliza, 90 

Hannah, 53 

Hiram, 90 

Jane, 53, 90 

Jesse, 90 

Lemuel, 90 

Moses, 53, 90 

Nancy, 90 

Sarah, 54 
Isaacs, mrs. William Montgomery, 188 

Jackson, Abraham, 176 

Bethiah, 176 

Deborah, 50 

Isaac, 176 

Margaret, 176 

Mary, 176 

Rebecca, 52 

sergeant, 92 
James, negro, 149 
Janes, mrs. O. A., 61 
Japhet, John, 93 
Jarvis, Edward, 77 

John, 77 

Thankful, 77 

widow, 229 



JEFFERYS, captain, 92 

JEFFRAS, mrs. Nathaniel Asbury, 126 

Jenks / 

Jinks j captain, 92 

JENNEY, Herbert, 126 
Jepson, Rosamond, 130, 194 

William, 193 
Jerauld, mrs. Horace Dupee, 251 
Johnson, , 10, So, 82 

captain, 93 

Daniel, 1S4 

Harriet Dale, 59 

Jerome F., 190 

Marshall, 58, 60 

sergeant, 91, 92 
Jones, Anna, 133 

Charles D., 126 

Eleanor, 132, 133 

Emma C. Brewster, 192 

Faith, 132 

mrs. Frank J., 126 

James A., 253 

J. Levering, 192 

John, 132, 133 

Joseph, 133 
■ Nathaniel, 133 

Patience, 132 
Joyce, Bathsheba, 132 

Desire, 24S 

Esther, 248 

Fear, 248 

John, 248 
Judson, mrs. Nathan, 127 

Keep, Mrs. John Lester, 188 
Reiser, mrs. George E., 61 
Keith, Daniel, 57 

Josiah, 56 

Margaret, 56 

Mark, 56 

Mary, 56, 57 

Sarah, 56 

William, 56 
Kelley | r ,.. , , 
KILLEY f Ell J an » l6 ° 

Jedidah, 160 

Jeremiah, 160 

Richard, 160 

Stephen, 160 

William, 160 

Zilpha, 160 
Kempster, mrs. Walter, 61 
Kenny ) 

Kinney > Elizabeth, 141 
Kiney ) 

Heman, 141 

Jesse, 185, 229, 231 

John, 141 

Mercy, 141 



Index of Persons 



279 



Kent, Bathshebn, 131 

Dorothy, 163, 164 

Elisha, 1 iS 

John, 11S, 131, 134 

Joseph, 134, 163 

Mercy, 11S 

Phebe, 90 

Samuel, oo 

Sarah, 11S, 134 
Kenwrick, Anson, 228 

Erving, 230 

Jonathan, 228, 229 

Samuel, 1S7 

Seth, 230 
King, Alice, 99 

Barzillai, 95 

Bathsheba, 9S 

Ebenezer, 34, 36, 95, 99, 148 

Elisha, 122 

Elizabeth, 121 

Hannah, 98 

Huldah, 36 

Jerusha, 122 

John, 35, 121, 122, 194 

Malatiah, 194 

Margaret, 194 

Mary, 34, 194 

Mercy, 148 

Nathaniel, 98 

Rebecca. 121, 122 

Roger, 98, 99 

Samuel, 35, 98, 194 

Thankful, 98 

Thomas, 122, 194 

Zilpah, 99 
Kingman, Eugene, 192 

Freeman, 229 

Sim., 228 
Knap, Eliab, 52 

Lois, 52 
Knight, Ernest Almon, 126 
Knowles r Abiath g 

2s T OLES S 

Achsah, 187 

Amasa, 186 

Amos, 184, 1S7, 227, 228, 230 

Azubah, 239 

Bethiah, 239 

Betty, 184 

Enos, 187, 239 

Hatsuld, 186 

James, 137, 229 

Jerusha, 239 

John, 186 

Joshua, 230 

lieutenant, 91 

Lydia, 229 

Mercy, 236 

Nathaniel, 231, 239 

Peter, 230 



Knowles ) 
Noles > R., 184 

cont V ; 

Richard, 186 

Ruth, 137 

Samuel, 1S5-1S7, 231, 239 

Seth, 1S5, 1S6, 228, 2-51. 



Solomon, 230 
Thomas H., 192 



■y> 



Ladue, Alice, 61 

mrs. Austin Yates, 62 
Lane, mrs. Oscar Griffin, 59 
Lanman, Deborah, 90 

Henry T., 90 

Peter, 90 
Lapham, Hannah, 132 

Joseph, 132 
Lathrop, see Lothrop 
Laud, bishop, 82 
Lawrie, mrs. William, 253 
Lawton, Isaac, 212 

Joanna, 181 

John, 181 
Lazell, Theodore S., 20, 128 
Leach, Abigail, 51 

Betty, 53 

Deborah, 50 

Elijah, 90 

Elizabeth, 53 

Giles, 50 

Lucy, 54 

Pamel, 53 

Ruth, 90 
Leadbetter, Henry, 47 
Lee, Hancock, 174 

Julian Henry, 252 

Richard, 173 

Sarah, I74» 175 
Leonard, Elizabeth, 242 

Elkanah, 242 
Leverett ) . . ^ „« tA 
Leveret J John ' V> & 44 
Lewis \ 

S°H 95 

Lews J 

Hannah, 36 

Isaiah, 232, 233, : 

John, 36, 95, 183 

M„ 1S4, 185 

Mehitable, 36 

Sarah, 138 

Shubael, 98 

Timothy, 36 

widow, 95 
Lillie, mrs. Samuel Morris, 190 
Lincoln, deacon, 35 

Hannah, 97 

Margaret, 149 



■35 



28o 



Index of Persons 



\ Mary, 97 



Lincoln 
cent' J 

Mercy, 150 

Nathaniel, 97, 147, 150 

Phebe, 97 

Sarah, 97 

Thomas, 97 
Lin Nell ) 

Linn el [ Abigail, 1S6 
Lennett ) 

Arthur Ellsworth, 60, 188, 192 

Bethiah, 239 

Elisha, 1S4 

Elkanah, 185, 228, 229 

G., 230 

Gould, 229 

Heman, 185, 230 

James, 230 

Jonathan, 185, 230 

Joshua, 185 

Lathie, 187 

Robert, 192 

Samuel, 229 

Stephen, 230 

Thomas, 185, 229, 230 

Uriah,. 1S7 
Linsley ) ... * 
Lynsley \ Ahce ' 6 5 

William, 65 
Lisle, William, 130 
Little, Anna, 120 

Bethiah, 210 

Charles, 90, 209, 210 

Constant, 120 

Ephraim, 120 

Fobes, 120 

Isaac, 119 

John, 120 

lieutenant, 214 

Lucy, 90, 210 

Mary, 119 

Mercy, 120 

Otis, 119 

Ruth, 120 

Samuel, 137 

Sarah, 90, 209, 210 

Thomas, 120 

William, 120 
Lobdell, Jeremiah, 167 

Maria, 167 
Loomis, Jennie, 125 

Lord, , 97 

LoRiNG, Abigail, 50, 111 

Bathsheba, 167 

Earl, hi 

George, 1 1 1 

Ignatius, 50, ill, 167 

Jacob, 52 

Jane, 53, ill 

John, ill 



LORING ) T 

cont'd ^ Levi, 53 

Lydia, 52 
Molly, 53 
Rachel, 53 
Sarah. 54, m 

IX>THROP") 

Lathrop/ » 9 2 » 245 

Benjamin, 167 

mrs. Daniel, 124 

Ruth, 167 
Loud, George Alvin, 127 
Louden, earl of, 244. 245 
Love, William Lathrop, 251 
Low, Arthur, 131 

Elizabeth, 131 
Lowden, Elizabeth, 131 

Richard, 131 
Lowell, John A., 58 
Lucas, David, 167 

John, 167 

Lydia, 167 

Mary, 167 
Luce, Matthew, 253 
Ludlow, George M., 60 
Lull, Lucy, 167 

Simon, 167 
Lunt, Horace Gray, 60 

Lyman ) , 

Lymon( general, 93, 243, 244 

Lyon, Asahel, 50 
Fear, 50 
Lydia, 50 



Macau ll ) tT , 
Macaul [Hannah, 132 

James, 120, 132 

Rachel, 120, 132 
Maccarty, John, 167 

Mary, 167 

Thaddeus, 167 
Macdonough, Rodney, 250 
Macomeer / ri . , . 
Macumber [ Ellza beth, 134 

George Arthur, 188 

Joanna, 120, 121, 134 

Onesimus, 120 

Thomas, 120, 121, 134 
Magoun ( T , ^^ 

Magoon \ John ' 3- 33 
Mahuren ) Bathsheba? 
Mahurin ) J 

David, 50 

Ebenezer, 132 

Ruth. 50 
Maker, Hannah, 36 

John, 36 
Makepeace. William, 73 



Index of Persons 



281 



Manchester, Hannah, 216 




McGlen en- 


, Edward W., rci 


mrs. Walter H., 191 




McKay, mrs. James, 253 


Manning, ,181 




McLAUTHLIN, Abigail, 167, 16S 


Marsh, William L., 190 




Almira B., 167 


Martin, Abigail, 19S 




Ann, 167 


Thankful, 228 




Asenath, 167, 168 


William, 200, 202 




Daniel, 167, 168 


Mason, Fletcher Stone, 191 




Deborah, 167, 168 


George, 173 




Elisha, 167, 168 


Joseph, 166 




Harvey, 167 


Samuel, 166 




Jane, 167, 168 


Masterson, Richard, 130 




Jedidah, 167 


Mathewson, Albert McClellan, 125 


John, 167, 168 


Matte, negro, 164 




Joseph, 167, 168 


May, Dorothy, 127 




Judith, 167 


Mayo, , 13, 227 




Lvdia W., 167 


Abigail, 195 




Mahala, 168 


Abner, 230 




Margaret, 168 


Asa, 12, 185, 186 




Man-, 168 


Barbara, 142 




Miller, 168 


Bathsheba, 12 




Nancy H., 168 


Benjamin, 1S6 




Olive, 168 


Daniel, 232, 234, 235 




Pamelia, 167, 168 


deacon, 148 




Peggy, 16S 


Ebenezer, 13 




Peter West, 168 


Elizabeth, 64, 231 




Polly, 168 


Eunice, 96 




Prudence, 168 


Experience, 13 




Rizpah, 168 


Hannah, 64, 197, 236 




Robert, 167, 168 


Heman, 231 




Ruth, 168 


Isaac, 13 




McLeod. Robert R., 18S, 251 


Jeremiah, 231 




McNamee, J. H. H., 5S 


John, 20, 36, 149 




Meacham, sergeant, 244 


Jonathan, 1S6, 228-230 




Merrick 




Joseph, 34, 94, 96, 99, 1 


48-150 


Myrick 




Joshua, 186, 227, 230 




Merricke 




Josiah, 229 




Merick 




Lois, 195 

Lydia, 230 




Mereck 
Merrek 


► Abigail, 33, 195 


Mary, 186 




Meyrick 




Mercy, 229 




Mirick 




Nathan, 94 




Mirrick 




Nathaniel, 228 




Marick 




Patience, 36 




Alice, 195 


Phebe, 195 




Bamabas, 33, r 95 


Rebecca, 12, 13, 195 




Benjamin, 19, 98, 147, 150, 195 


Reliance, 195 




Bezaleel, 95, 195 


Reuben, 149 




Cotton, 98 


Ruth, 137, 142, 229 




David, 97 


Samuel, 150, 195, 232 




Elce, 195 


Sarah, 195 




Elizabeth, 12 


Sears, 228 




Hannah, 33, 195, 19S 


Susanna, 20 




Heman, 230 


Thankful, 64 




Isaac, 12, 147 


Theophilus, 12, 13, 228, 


231 


Jssachar, 19 


Thomas, 184, 1S6, 195, 


228, 229 


John, 36,95, 97, 147, *5°» - 8 


Uriah, 187, 228, 229 




Joseph, 12, 19, 33, 194 


widow, 186, 228 




Joshua, 33, 36, 94, 95, 194, 195 


McAlpin, Benjamin Brandreth, 188 


Lydia, 33, 194, 195 


McCobb, Lois D., 58, 123 




Man-, 


12, 16, 36, 147. xi 5< ] 95 



282 



Index of Persons 



Nathaniel, 150, 184, 195 



Merrick 

Myrick 

Merricke 

Merick 
Mereck 
Merrek 
Meyrick 

MlRICK 

Mirrick 
Marick 
cont'd 

Phebe, 95 

Rebecca, 36, 187 

Reuben, 1S7 

Samuel, 186 

Sarah, 195 

Seth, 33, 194 

Thankful, 150 

Thomas, 23, 194 

William, 12, 19, 1S5, 187, 229 
Merrill, George Arthur, 124 
Merritt, mrs. Eugene L., 60 
Miller, John, 246, 24S, 249 
Mitchell } 

Mitchel > Abigail, 168 
Michell ) 

Alice, 17S 

Allen Gilman, 125 

Bathsheba, 17S 

Bathshua, 178 

Benjamin, 168, 178 

Elisha, 51 

Experience, 1-3 

Ezra, 1 68 

Frederick W., 190 

Hannah, 51, 178 

Jane, 1 

Joanna, 168 

John, 168, 178 

Joseph, 17S 

Martha, 17S 

Mar)-, 178 

Molly, 168 

Ruth, 178 

Sarah, 168, 178 
Monroe, see Mun roe 
Moore | a r t> 
Mower \ Ahce Ro S ers ' 59 

mrs. Edwin K., 58 

Richard, 250 

William Arthur, 189, 252 

mrs. William Arthur, 189 
Morey, Susanna, 31 
Moriarty, George A., 253 
Morris ) „ 1 r 

MoRRISSf^P^'' 1 ? 6 

mrs. Seymour, 60 
Morse, Ruth, 123 
Morton, Abigail, 209 

Benjamin, 210 

Ebenezer, 168, 242 



Morton ) 
cont'd S 



Elias Partridge, 5 y , 125, 250 



Elizabeth, 177 

Ephraim, 1 45, 146, 209 

Ezekiel, 177 

Ezra, 16S 

Hannah, 177, 209, 242 

Henry, 177 

Ichabod, 209 

Joanna, 53 

John, 210 

John F., 1 63 

Joseph, 177 

Josiah, 177, 210 

Kenelm, 16S 

Keziah, 16S 

Marcus, 253 

Maria, 16S 

Martha, 2ro 

Mary, 177, 210 

Melatiah, 210 

Mercy, 242 

Nathaniel, 53 

Reliance, 210 

Ruth, 177 

Sarah, 209, 210 

Seth, 210 

Susanna, 16S, 209 

Thomas, 65 

Thomas D., 254 
Mosyer ) _ 
Mousher \ 

Hugh, 75 
Mower, see Moore 
Mullins \ . 
Mullings \ Ann ' 

Joanna, 1S1 

Sarah, 37, 179, 1S0 

William, 37, 3S, 1 79-1 81 
Munnings, George, 1S1 

Joanna, 1S1 
Munroe] 

Munro I Addison pi erce IQI 
Monroe J y 

Monro J 

colonel, 245 

George, 203. 204 

George William, 54 

Mary, 54 

Walter Lee, 191 

Wilfred Harold, 191 

William, 203. 204, 207 
Munsey, Frank Andrew, 59, 63, 

MORDOCK \ J ' J 

Edmund, 52 
Murphy I 
Murfa \ • ' 9j 

Edward, 92 

mrs. Elijah Douglas, 252 
Murry, Nathan, 185 



1S1 



124 



Index of Persons 



283 



Myrick, see Merrick 

Nason, Emma Huntington, 191 
Needham, William. 43 
Nelson, William, 180 
Nesbit, Clara F., 190 
Newcomb / ~ ., ... / 

NE%VCOME( Ge0r 8 ePraakhn ' 6 ° 

Hannah, 16, 20S 

Joseph, 20S 

Joshua, 4, 208 

Ruth, 20S 

Sarah, 4, 20S 

Simon, 16 

Thomas, 4 

Walter Alt 

William, 4 
Newhall, mrs. Edwin White, 251 
Newman, Samuel, 165 
Newton, Allerton, 174. 175 

Clara Chipman, 126 
Nichols, mrs. Frederic S., 60 

Frederick, 124 

NlCKERSON ] 
NlCKESON I ., • ., 
NlCKRSON j 1 ^ ai ' 39 

NlCORSON J 

Augustus, 124 
Bangs, 230 
Bathsheba, 67, 71 
Bethiah, 162 
Betsey, 67 
Daniel, 70 
Daty, 71, 1 40 
David, 70, 162 
Deborah, 141 
Ebenezer, 70. 96, 99 
Eleazer, 70, 71 
Elijah, 71 
Elizabeth, 139-141 
Ensign Baker, 162 
Esther. 142 
Frederick, 162 
Freeman, 71 
Hannah, 67 
Henry, 162 
Horace, 68 
Isaiah, 70 
Israel, 67 
J., 229 

James, 71, 137, 139 
Jephthah, 71 
Jerusha. 142 
Jesse, 184 
John, 70 
Jonathan, 67 
Joshua, 142 
Josiah, 162 
Keziah, 71 
Kimball, 71 



NlCKERSON 
NlCKESON 

Nickrson \ Levi, 7 

N I CORSON 

cont'd 

Lydia, 13S 

Mary, 70, 143 

Mehitable, 137, 139 

Mercy, 140, 141 

Mulford, 68 

N., 230 

Nathan, 70, 99, 139 

Nathaniel, 230, 231 

Nehemiah, 67 

Obed, 162 

Patience, 71 

Pollv, 6S 

Prence, 138 

R., 228 

Reliance, 162 

Reuben, 228, 229 

Richard, 71 

Samuel, 71 

Sarah, 67, 71, 139 

Seth, 96 

Shubael, 162 

Silvanus, 70 

Simeon, 70 

Susanna, 70 

Thankful, 70, 71, 97 

Thomas, 68, 139, 140 

Yates, 186 
Nightingale, George Corlis, 191 

Niles, , 92 

Nims, mrs. Frederick A., 62 
Noble, John, 124 
Norcut, Bonney, 133 

Elizabeth, 132, 133 

Ephraim, 132, 133 

Ralph, 120 

William, 1 18 
Norris, Mar)-, 129, 130 
Norton, Edward L., 63 

Oakley, Mary, 61 
OaksmaN, Faith, 131 
Ocean y, Daniel, 176 
Oldham \ TrtC L„ „, „, 
Oldam \ Joshua ' 3 2 ' 33 

OSBORN \ 

Osborne > , 97, 203 

osbourn j 

Deborah, 51 

George, 51 

Mercy, 204 
Overzee, Elizabeth, 173 

Simon, 173 

Pabodie, William, 104, 106 
William H., 126 



284 



Index of Persons 



'Packard, Nancy, 53 
Paddock ) , ., 
PADDACK[ Anthon >''95 

Betty, 96 

David, 36, 95, 96, 98, 149 

Susanna, 9S 
Paedts, Jacob, 130 
Page, Nathaniel G., 77 
Paine \ „, 
Payne f Lbenezer * x 57, 235 

mrs. Freeman Lester, 125 

Hannah, 197, 236 

John, 1S6 

Joseph, 197, 235, 236 

Nathaniel, 100, 101, 104-106, 165, 
166, 1S6, 200, 201, 203, 204, 208, 
216, 217, 220, 228 

Patience, 235, 236 

Richard, 185, 236 

Samuel, 187 

Stephen, 109 

Susanna, 137 

Thankful, 229 

Thomas, 1S6 
Palmer, Ezekiel, 51 

Joshua, 53 

Lois, 53 

Polly, 51 

Priscilla, 50 

William L., 124 
Parker, mrs. Arthur M., 61 

E. Southard, 190 

Isaac, 97 

Joseph, 96, 97 
Parlour, William, 242 
Parris, Alexander, 113 * 

Benjamin, 50, 53 

Dan, 53 

Lydia, 53 

Matthew, 51, 113 

Mercy, 51, 52, 113 

Parnel, 53 

Ruth, 52 

Sarah, 50 
Parslow, Mary, 196 
Parsons, Willis Ellis, 191 
Partridge, John, 168 

Mar}-, 168 
Pason, colonel, 244 
Patterson, S., 229 
Paulison, mrs. John Calvin, 125 
Pearson, Richmond, 251 
Pease, Mary, 225 
Peck, mrs. James Sidney, 61 
Peirce, see Pierce 
Pembroke, earl of, 82 
Pennie, John, 149, 150 

Judah, 150 

William, 150 



Pepper, Apphia, 238 

Benjamin, 1S5. 231 

deacon, 184, 227 

Mercy, 20 

I'heb'e, 228, 230 

Solomon, 227, 228 
Perkins I , Q 

Pirkins ( ' l6S 

Bennet, 168 

Daniel, 16S 

Hannah, 51 

John Carroll, 127 

Mary, 168 

Nathan, 51, 168 

Sethi, 168 
Perry | ,,. .. 

PERRYE( Ab "' gai] ' 51 

John, 227 

Priscilla, 51 
Peter, mrs. Robert Arthur, 59 
Peterson, Mary L., 61 
Petti bone, mrs". Fhilo Foster, 126 
Phillips ( r. 

Philips [ ' b0 

Ann, 197 

Benjamin. 121, 131, 151 

Biany, 208 

Eleanor, 121, 131 

Hannah, 169 

Hannah Eaton, 169 

Hooker, 151 

Jeremiah, 121 

Jerusha, 122 

John, 121, 132, 2c8 

Joseph, 122, 132, 169 

Lemuel, 20S 

Mercy, 122, 132 

Patience, 132 

Rebecca, 2cS 

Thomas, 208 
Phinney 1 

Phi ! ny Y E]izabeth > Mi 
Phinie J 

Gershom, 33, 94, 97, M7, 15° 

Isaac, 33. 141 

James, 150 

John, 169 

Mehitable, 147 

Rebecca, 94 

Temperance, 97 
Pierce ) q 

Peirce ( ' 7 ' ° 

Hilkiah, 240 

mrs. Ira, 1S8 

Isaac, 23S 

Jane, 238 

J. F., 61 

Naomi, 240 

Richard, 240 



Index of Persons 



28 



PlERCF. ) 

Peirce > Thomas, 240 
cont'd ) 

William, 10 
Pike, Patience, 19 
PlSHON, Hiram Leander, 191 
Pitcher, William Robinson, 1S9 
Pitts, Mary, 178 

Thomas, 178 
Plumb, Albert H., 123 
Pool, Betsey, in 

Caleb, in 

Eliab, 1 1 1 

Galen, 1 1 1 

Hannah, 1 11 

Isaac, 1 11 

John, in 

Rebecca, 1 1 1 

Sally, 1 1 1 
Pope, Isaac, 227 

Rebecca, 254 

Seth, 227, 254 
Porter, Betty, 49, 53 

mrs. Burr, 253 

John, 132 

Jonathan, 49, 53 

Margaret, 132 

Mary, 49 

Oliver, no 

Phebe, no 

Tabitha, 51 

Po£ F R R ! Nathanie '"74.75 
Pratt, Betty, 240 

Consider, 53, 1 1 1 

Hermon Washington, 124 

Jerusha, 240 

Molly, 53,111 

Samuel, 240 

Stillman, 1 1 1 

Susanna, 1 10 
Prence, Jane 14 

Thomas, 14 
Price, Lydia, 53 
Pride, Paul, 244, 245 
Priest, Degory, 124, 125, 129, 130, i< 

Sarah, 194 
Prince, see also Prence 

Abigail, 85 

Deborah, 169 

Elizabeth, 169 

Jane, 14 

Job, 85 

John, 169 

Kimball, 169 

Lydia, 169 

Noah, 169 

Olive, 169 

Thomas, 14, 169, 253 
Prindle, mrs. Harry Brown, 188 



PUMMERY, , 91 

Purmort, mrs. Henry C, 60 
Putnam, Eben, 250 

Elizabeth, 53 
John, 53 

QUINSEY, Edmund, 43 
Edward, 43 

Rand, Bridget, 169 

Judith, 169 

Lydia, 169 

Rebecca, 169 

Samuel, 169 

William, 169 

mrs. William B., 250 
Randall, Perez, 169 

Phebe, 128 

Samuel, 128 
Ransom, Joshua, 169 

Martha, 169 

Thaddeus, 169 
Rawson, Edward, 43-45 
Rayment, Benjamin, 242 

Deborah, 242 

Elizabeth, 241 

James, 241 

John, 242 

Mehitable, 242 

Patience, 241 

Remember, 242 

*££} Abraham, ,69 

Charles, 115 

Elizabeth, 241 

Jemima, 115 

John, 241 

Martha, 169 

Mary, 241 

mrs. William G., 58 
Records, Jonathan, 51 

Remember, 51 
Redding, Deborah, 241 

Ebenezer, 241 

John, 241 

Lydia, 241 

Margaret, 241 

Mercy, 241 

Moses, 241 

Thomas, 241 
Reed, see Read 
Requa, Robert Russell, 189 
Reynolds, Billy, 56 

Cynthia, 57 

David, 57 

ensign, 202 

George Nelson, 125, 187 

Hannah, 56 

John, 141 

Jonas, 56 



286 



Index of Persons 



Reynolds ) T ... 
cont'd \ J° nathan > 57 

Maiy, 56 

Nathan, 56 

Philip, 56 

Roscoe Clinton, 191 

Silence, 57 

Sion, 56 

Thankful, 141 

Timothy, 56 
Rhodes, John, 243 
Rice, sergeant, 93 
Rich, David, 236 

James, 236 

John, 231-234, 236 

Joseph, 236 

Mercy, 236 

Samuel, 236 

Sarah, 236 

Thankful, 236 

Thomas, 236 
Richards, Jeremiah, 91 
Richardson, Alice, 65 

John, 65 
Richmond, Abigail, 241 

mrs. Andrew Augustus, 

Clara Morss, 190 

Emeline Kirtland, 190 

John, 241 

Sarah, 241 

William Henry, 190, 25; 
Ricker, Alvan Bolster, 127 

Edward Payson, 127 

Hiram Weston, 127 

Janette Maria, 127 

Sarah Little, 127 
Rider, Anne, 67 

Ebenezer, 67 

Elizabeth, 35 

Esther, 138, 140, 142 

Experience, 67 

Ezra, 112 

Jane, 67 

John, 35, 94 

John Bradford, 112 

Mar} r , 67 

Mehitable, 67 

Nathaniel, 112 

Nelly, 67 

Polly, 67 

Rebecca, 197 

Samuel, 197 

Silvanus, 67 

William, 67 

Zeruiah, 139, 140 
Ring, Andrew, 169 

Eleazer, 64, 169 

Elizabeth, 64 

Francis, 169 

James A., 123 



-4 



Ring j ,, , 

Ruth, 64 
Samuel, 169 
William A., 5S 
Zeruiah, 169 

Riordan, Deborah, 14! 
Timothy, 141 

Ripley, Abigail, 169 
Betty, 52 
David, 169 
Hannah, 50, 169, 170 
Hannah Lewis, 170 
He/ekiah, 169, 170 
Lewis, 169, 170 
Martha, 169, 170 
Mar}-, 170 
Mercy, 170 
Otis Lewis, 170 
Pamel, 53 
Priscilla, 54 
sergeant, 92 
William, 169, 170 



Roebins 



Robeens S Abigail, 67, 151 
Robins ) 

Augusta D., 170 

Benoni, 149 

Bertha Murdock, 190 

Charles, 170 

Eleazer, 148, 149, 151 

Eli, 67 

Eliphalet, 67 

Emily, 170 

Emily F., 170 

Henry, 67 

James, 67 

Jane, 67 

John, 67 

Joseph, 138 

Mary, 67 

Mercy, 67 

Nathan, 170 

Nathaniel, 148 

Richard, 67 

Rose, 138 

Samuel, 67 

Sarah, 1 49-1 51 

Tamsen, 67 

Thomas, 231 

Timothy, 67 

Winnifred Helena, 251 
Robertson, mrs. Richard Austin, 61 

Robinson, , 7 

Rogers ) ,132,230 

ROGGERS f J 

Amariah, 185 
Andrew W., 253 
Bethiah, 134, 143, 1S7 
Crisp, 143, 1S4, 187 



Index of Persons 



287 



Rogers \ 

Roggers S Daniel, 230 

cojit V ) 

David, 52 
E., 229 

Eben, 231 

Eleazer, 14, 185, 187 

Elisha, 187 

Elizabeth, 16, 139 

Ellen, 60 

Enoch, 185 

Gideon, 229 

Hannah, 228 

Henry, 185 

Hezekiah, 1S6, 229 

John, 133, 14S 

Jonathan, 229 

Joseph, 59,60, 109, no, 124 

Joshua, 1S4, 1S5 

Josiah, 228, 230 

Judah, 139, 184, 229, 251 

Levi, 187, 22S, 229 

Martha, 14 

Mary, 229 

Nathaniel, 228 

Rebecca, 52 

S., 230 

Samuel, 184, 231 

Sarah, 148 

Susanna, 185 

Thomas, 59, 60, 124, 134, 186, 
228, 230, 251, 252 

widow, 186 
Rose, Hannah, 120 

Joseph, 120 
Rouse, Elizabeth, 131 
Rued, Edward H., 123 

Jonathan, 91 
Ruggles, Benjamin, 242 

Dorcas, 242 

Mary, 242 
Russell, Betsey Foster, 170 

George, 170 

Nancy, 170 

Saffin, John, 73-76 

Sage, mrs. George Edward, 251 

Samson ) 

Sampson > Anne, 170 

Sam so ) 

Azel, 170 

Benjamin, 170, 171 

Bethany, 170, 171 

Chandler, 170 

Charles, 170 

Constant, 171 

Cornelius, 170, 17 1 

Croade, 170, 171 

Crocker, 170, 171 

David, 132 



Deborah, 170, 188 



Samson 

Sampson 

Samso 

cont'd 

Desire, 170, 171 

Eleanor T., 170 

Elisha, 171 

Eliza, 171 

Elizabeth, 105, ic6, 170, 171 

Esther, 171 

George, 11 6, 171 

Gideon, 171 

Hannah, 52 

Henry. 225, 226, 252 

Howland, 170. 171 

James, 225-227, 254 

Jane, 171 

Jeremiah, 171 

John, 105, 106, 171, 225-227 

Josiah, 171 

Judith, 171 

Lucy, 52, 170, 171 

Lydia, 171 

Mary, 132, 225 

Micah, 171 

Oliver, 171 

Priscilla, 171 

Rebecca, 171 

Sally, 171 

Samuel, 171 

Sarah, 171 

William W., 171 
Sanborn, John Eben, 189 
Sargent, John Smith, 60 

IIvell \ Ben J ami "> 37, 41. 4*. 44, 45, 

Savel \ i8i " i8 3 

Hannah, 42 

John, 37, 42-45 

Lydia, 181, 182 

Samuel, 42, 44, 45 

Sarah, 37, 41, 42, 44, 45, 179, 1S0, 
182 

William, 37, 41-45, 47, 1 79-181 
Sawyer, John, 120 

Rebecca, 120 
Scott, Henry Edwards, 124 
Seabu: 
Sears 
Seares 

Seers \ Alden, 98 
Seears 
Sers 

Ann, 95, 250 

Barnabas, 160, 249 

Benjamin, 34-36, 95, 96, 14S, 151 

Bethiah, 249 

Daniel, 141, 161, 250 

David. 184 

Deborah, 161, 250 



288 



Index of Persons 



Dinah, 161 



Sears 

Seares 

Seers 

Seears 

Sers 

cent 'd 

Ebenezer, 249 

Edmund, 159, 160, 1S7, 250, 255 

Elizabeth, 9S, 249 

Elkanah, 9$ 

Enoch. 14s 

Enos, 161 

Fanny. 161 

Hannah, 142, 159, 160, 249, 250, 

255 
Heman, 35, 95, 161 
Holmes, 52 
Hope, 138, 139 
Jacob, 159, 255 
Jerusha, 161 
John, 147, 161 
Jonathan. 34. 93, 96 
Joseph, 36, 249 
Joshua, 94, 98, 147, 150, 250 
Judah, 95, 98, 159, 255 
Keziah, 160, 161 
Lavina, 161 
Lydia, 160, 161, 255 
Martha, 138, 140, 161 
Mary, 95, 255 

Mercy, 52, 64, 161, 249, 250 
Molly, 159 

Molly Atwood, 160, 255 
Moody, 161 
Nathan, 34, 147 
Nathaniel, 96 
Olive, 161 
Paul, 140, 141, 147, 159, 249, 250, 

255 
Peter, 249 
Phebe, 161 
Prince, 93 

Priscilla, 160, 161, 249, 255 
Rebecca, 98, 147, 249 
Reuben, 151 
Rhoda, 161 
Roland, 64, 249 
Russell Adams, 251 
Sally, 160, 255 
Samuel, 186 
Silas, 249 
Simeon, 150 
Sophronia, 161 
Stephen, 96, 160, 249 
Susanna, 198 
Tamsen, 197 
Thankful, 160, 249 
Thomas, 249 
Zachariah, 249 
Zerviah, 160, 255 



Selew, , 147, 148, 151 

Abigail, 198 
Elizabeth, 148 
Katherine. 151 
Philip, 198 
SEVER, Ann Warren, 171 
James, 171, 172 
Jane, 172 
Jane Russell, 171 
John, 171 
Judith, 171 
Mercy Russell, 171 
Nancy Russell, 171 
Nicholas, 17 1 
Sarah, 171 
Sarah Warren, 171 
Thomas Russell, 172 
William, 171, 172 
Severence, Martha, 12 
Shaw, Sarah, 54 
William, 54 
Sheldon, James, 190 

Theodore Butler, 251 
Sherman ) 
Shearman ) ' 3 1 

Abigail, 119 
Deborah, 131 
Desire, 1 18 
Elizabeth, 118 
John, 121, 132 
M., 229 
Mary, 119, 121 
Mercy, 119 
Sarah, 132 

William, 118, 119, 121 
Shirley, James, 5-7, 12 
Short, Luke, 242 
Susanna, 242 
William, 242 
Shurtliff, William, 146 
Shute, Samuel, 100 
Sigafoos, mrs. Orville Lincoln, 189 
Silvester, Sarah, 132 
Simmons, James, 172 
Joseph, 172 
Julia, 172 
Lydia, 172 
Lydia H., 172 
Martin, 172 
Molly, 172 
Noah, 172 
Oliver, 172 
Peleg, 172 
Sally T.. 172 
Skeff, Stephen, 146 
Slapp, captain, 244, 245 
Slator, Hannah, 138, 139 
John, 13S, 139 



Index of Persons 



2S9 



Sloan e ) ^ , . 
Sloan \ Beulah » 77 

Joseph, 77 

Joseph G , 77 

Pamela H., 77 

Sarah, 77 
S LOCO MB ^ ... 

SLOCUM [Grace Woods, 191 

Harry Austin, 191 
Smalley ) 

Smaly [ Hannah, 17 ■ 
Smale ) 

Mary, 17 
Smith, , 82 

Abigail, 18, 186, 237 

Albert Oliver, 59, 125, 253 

mrs. Albert Oliver, 124 

Archelaus, 140 

Asaph, 1S6 

Barbara, 142 

BarnabaSj- 229 

Benjamin B., 77 

Bennet, 12 

Bethiah, 143, 228 

mrs. Chandler, 188 

Content, 18 

Daniel, 18, 146 

deacon, 229 

Dean, 229 

Edward, 184 

Edward L., 250 

Elisha, 185 

Elizabeth, 77, 140 

George, 142 

Gideon, 184 

Hephzibah, 186 

Isaac, 227 

James, 18 

Jane, 141 

Jeremiah, 237 

Jesse, 230 

Jo., 229 

John, 1S6 

Jonathan, 141, 237 

Joseph, 185 

Mary, 12, 18, 78, 143 

Mary D., 78 

Mary P., 78 

Mehitable, 141, 185 

Mercy, 34 

Nathan, 187, 229, 231 

Nathaniel, 18, 237 

Nehemiah, 78 

Oliver, 78 

P., 186 

Ra., 230 

Ralph, 80 

Rebecca, 12, 185, 186 

S., 1S7 

Samuel, 138, 140, 231-235 



Smith \ c , 
cont'd \ Sarah ' lS 

sergeant, 93 

Seth, 143 

Seth K. ( 77, 7S 

Silvanus, 77, 78 

Simeon, 78, 186, 22S, 237 

Stanley Webster. 59, 63, 77, 123, 
125 184, iS 7 , 250, 251, 253 

Thankful, 197 

Thomas, 229 



Timothv 



■S3 



mrs. Walter Howard, 124 

Zeruiah, 138, 140 

Zoeth, 231 
Snell, Amos, 57 

Arthur, 57 

Bamabas, 52 

Betty, 52 

Charity, 57 

Daniel, 57 

Elizabeth, 57 

Hannah, 52 

Jemima, 57 

Keziah, 57 

Martha, 57 

Mary, 57 

Moses, 57 

Susanna, 57 
Snow ) 

Snowe > Aaron, 36, 94, 97, 228 
Sow ) 

Ab., 228 

Abiah, 131 

Abigail, 17, 230 

Albert Sydney, 59 

mrs. Albert Sydney, 59 

Anna, 14 

Benjamin, 172 

Betty, 230 

David, 150, 230, 231 

Ebenezer, 36 

Edmund, 185, 228 

Edward, 14, 34 

Eli, 99 

Elisha, 17 

Elizabeth, 14, 15, 172 

Elkins, 16 

Elnathan, 185 

George Morgan, 191 

Gideon, 95 

Hannah, 15, 17, 148, 187, 198 

Heman, 97, 184, 231 

Huldah, 35 

Isaac, 17, 99 

Isaiah, 149, 187 

Jabez, 14, 35, 94, 97. 99» MS 

Jane, 14, 16 

Jesse, 184 

Jo., 229 



290 



Index of Persons 



Snow "1 

SNOWE I John, 16, 17, 34, 95, 97,99, 

Sow j 150, 19S 

cont'd J 

Jonathan, 1S5 

Joseph, 9S, 149, 151 

Joshua, 14 

Josiah, 231 

Lois, 1S5, 228 

Lusanna, 132 

Lydia, 16, 17 

Margaret, 15, 16 

Marion Brooks, 1S9 

Mark, 14, 15 

Martha, 149 

Mary, 14, 17, 146, 196 

Mehitable, 34 

Mercy, 16, 64, 99 

Mic, 229 

Micajah, 1S6, 230 

Morton M., 60 

Moses, 22S 

Myrick, 2 28 

Nathan, 151 

Nathaniel, 34, 35' 94, 9 6 > 9§> M7> 
148, 150, 1S7, 229 

Nicholas, 14 

Phebe, 17, 94 

Prence, 14, 97, 98, 146 

Rebecca, 17, 64 

Reuben, 64 

Robert, 16 

Ruth, 16, 96, 97 

Samuel, 14, 94, 96 

Sarah, 14, 15, 36, 147, 150 

Seth, 96 

Silas, 96 

Silvanus, 14 

Stephen, 15, 16 

Susanna, 97 

Tabitha, 14 

Thomas, 14, 94-97, 99 

widow, 185 

William, 97 

Zenas, 230 
SOTJLE ] 

till Abigail, so 

SOAL J 

Asa, 52, 112, 113, 254 

Deborah, 210-212, 216-220 

Eunice, 52 

Galen, 254 

George, 60, 72, 124, 189, 210-218, 

220 
Gideon, 112 
Jacob, 76, 215, 218, 219 
James, 52 

John, 1, 3, 2ii, 216 
Lydia, 172, 211, 215, 216, 218 



Mary, 2X1, 215, 216, 21S, 221 



SOULE 

Soul 
Sole 

SOAL 

cont'd 

Miles, 72, 76 

Nathan, 2X1, 215, 216, 21S. 220 

Nathaniel, 72-76, 214, 215, 21S, 

219 
Rose. 72-76 
Rufus, 1 12 
Ruth, 1 12 

Ruth Howland, 52, 113, 254 
Samuel, 172 

Sarah, 50, 211, 215, 216, 21S-220 
Silvanus, 76, 214, 218 



Stetson, 1 1 



214-216, 21S, 



William, 21 1, : 
220 

Zachariah, 1 16 
South worth, Alice, 100 

Benjamin, 240 

Bridget, 240 

Constant, 100, no, 144, 145 

Edward, 130, 240 

Jael, 242 

Lemuel. 240 

Nathaniel, 242 

Thomas, 39, no, 144, 145 

William, 76 
Sparrow, captain, 12 

deacon, 229 

Dorcas, 198 

Elizabeth, 19 

Esther, 185 

H., 1S6 

Hannah, 19, 184 

J., 22S 
. Jabez, 228 

John, 229 

Jonathan, 185, 198, 228 

Joseph, 229 

M., 186 

major, 230 

Mary, 19 

Mercy, 19 

Patience, 235 

Priscilla, 19 

Rebecca, 19 

Richard, 19. 185, 1S7, 229 

Sarah, 19, 1S5 

Solomon, 187, 230 

Thomas, 185 
Spears, sergeant, 92 
Spencer, mrs. Edwards, 1S9 
Spooner, Abiah, 243 
Benjamin, 242, 243 
Joanna, 242, 243 
Joshua, 242 



Index of Persons 



291 



Sprague, Frank W., 123 

Hannah, 132 

James, 132 

Joanna, 132 

Samuel, 145, 146 
Stacy, Joseph, 172 

Patience, 172 
Standish, Alexander, 134 

Charles Dana, 61, 62 

Desire, 134 

Ichabod, 134, 242 

Josiah, 200 

Mary, 132 

Myles, 7, 5S-60, 62, 72, 125, 127, 
1S8, 1S9, 252 

Phebe, 242 

Rachel, 53 

Sarah, 53 

Thomas, 132, 134 
Stanley, Frank F., 128 
Stanton, Jane, 65 . 

Robert, 47, 65 
Starr, Benjamin, 174 

Elizabeth, 174, 175 
Stedman ) , 

Stidman } corporal. 93 
Steele, Frederick Morgan, 60 

Stephens ) 

Stevens \ ' 3 

Patience, 132 

Solon W., 58 

Deborah S., 172 

Eglah, 178 

Elisha, 172, 178 

Hopestill, 178 

Huldah, 172 

Leonice, 172 

Martha S., 172 

Olive, 172 

Ruth Howland, 52, 254 

Samuel, 172 

Sarah, 50, 172, 178 

William, 172 

Zeresh, 178 
Stevens, see Stephens 
Stewart, Edward Reynolds, 188 

Stilson, , 245 

Stimpson, Irene, 58 
Stone, Achsab, 196 

Edward, 97 

Eunice, 196 

Hannah, 196 

Heman, 34. 95, 97, 147, 150, 196 

Huldah, 196 

Keziah, 95, 196 

Mary, 149, 196 

Nathan, 196 

Nathaniel, 35, 149, 150, 196-198 

Ralph, 61,62 



Stone \ ~ ,. , 

cont'd J Re ' iance - 147. '9° 

Silvanus, 150 

Temperance, 34 

Thankful, 196 

William E., 192 
Stoughton, William, 182, 183 
Stran, mrs. Mary S. P., 253 
Strawbridge I 1T 
Strobridge J Henry, 241 

Margaret, 241 

Thomas, 241 

William, 241 
Strong, Fred M.. 61 

William W., 61 
Stuart, mrs. James Marshall, 189 
Stubbs, James, 22 t 
Sturteyant, Abigail, 52, 54 

Charles, 51 

Clara, 48 

David, 52 

Deborah, 112 

Foster, 112 

Friend, 1 12 

George, 112 

Hannah, 48, 51, 112 

Henry, no 

Huldah, 51 

Josiah, 48, 112 

Lois, 53, 112 

Lucy, 48, 50 

Margaret, no 

Mary, 221 

Mercy, 52 

Nehemiah, 51 

Priscilla, 48, 50 

Rufus, 112 

Ruth, 51 

Sally, 49 

Salome, 112 

Samuel Stafford, 48, 50 

Sarah, 50 

Seth, 52 

Simeon, 110 

Stafford, 48 

Susanna, 49, 54 

Thomas, 50, 110 

Ward, no 

Winslow, 49, 54 

Zadock, no 
Sullivan, Jane, 221 
SWABY, William Arthur, 251 
Swain, James, 221 

Penelope, 221 
Swan, Robert T., 124 
Swift, Dorothy, 197 

Josiah, 197 
Swinnerton, James, 177 

Martha, 177 

William, 177 



292 



Index of Persons 



SYMMES, Elizabeth, 
Mary D., 221 
William, 221 



Talbot ) . , . T 
Talbut \ Archie Lee ' x 9' 

Charlotte Anne, 59 

Jared, 136 
TALLMON, doctor, 220 
Tappan, Eugene, 123, 188 
Tarbell, mrs, John Franksford, 59 
Taylor ) 
Taylour > Ann, 121 
Talor ) 

Azubah, 6S 

Ben., 228 

Benjamin, 228, 230 

David, 229, 230 

Deborah, 51 

Edward, 231 

Elijah, 68 

Elizabeth, 121 

George \V., 61 

Isabel, 197 

Jerusha, 68 

John, 68, 121, 197, 231 

John Case, 126 

Joseph, 120, 230 

Lemuel, 68 

Levi, 68 

Mary, 68 

Matthias, 64 

Rebecca, 64, 121 

Ruth, 185 

Sarah, 68, 142 

Simeon, 68 

Tabitha, 141 

Timothy, 120 

William, 121 
Temple, mrs. Edwin George, 190 
Thacher } 

Thatcher > Benjamin, 99, 148, 150 
Thachr ) 

Benjamin Lothrop, 221 

Elizabeth, 221 

Hannah, 99 

Josiah, 221 

Lydia, 150 

Mary, 240 

Moses, 240 

Oxenbridge, 240 

Peter, 197, 240 

Rowland, 128 

Sarah, 148 
Thayer ) M u 
Thaire S " 3J 

Shadrach, 37 
Thickins, Jane, 130 

Randall, 130 



Thomas, , 11 

Abiah, 131 

Abigail, 241, 242 

Alice, 131 

Anthony, 122 

Bethiah, 1 1S, 133, 134 

Daniel Briggs, 221 

Deborah, 131, 134 

Edward, 241, 242 

Elkanah, 54 

George, 221 

Hannah, 221 

Helen Louisa, 221 

Israel, 1 18, 133, 134 

James, 131 

Jane, 133 

Jesse, 242 

John, 122, 131, 221 

Joseph, 131 

Judith, 22 1 

Julia Parris, 221 

Lydia, 122, 131 

Margaret Miller, 54 

Maria, 221 

Mary, 241 

Nathan, 131 

Nathaniel, 133, 221 

Nehemiah, 118 

Reuen, 58 

Saba, 221 

Samuel, 133 

Sylvanus, 221 

Waity, 221 

William, 133 

William Appleton, 221 

William H., 221 
Thompson 1 

Thomson > , 221 

Tomson ) 

Abel, 48, 53 

Abigail, 48, 49 

Abraham, 113 

Adam, 51 

Ammiel, 1 13 

Andrew, 112 

Barnabas, 54, 1 17 

Bela, 112 
Betty, 52, 112 

Charity, 54 
Charles, 113 
Charles Edward, 125 
Clarissa, 112 
Deborah, 112 
Ebenezer, 53, 54. 112 
Eliab, 53 

Elizabeth, 48, 53, $d 
Eunice. 52, in 
Experience, 1 10 
Ezekiel, 53, no 
Ezra, 52, 113 



Index of Persons 



^)l 



Thompson 1 
Thomson I ~., „ 
TOMSON GlleS ' 48 

<onfd 

Hannah, 51 

Harriet, 221 

Ichabod, 51 

Isaac, 50 

Jabez Prior, 112 

Jacob, 54, 116 

Jennet, no 

Joanna, 53 

John, 112 

Joseph, 54 

Josiah, 1 12 

Levi, 52 

Lois, 52 

Lucy, 50 

Lydia, 50, 51 

Margaret Miller, 54 

Martha, 52 

Mary, 52, 53, no, 242 

Mary Whitman, 112 

Mercy, 51, 54 

Molly, 51 

Moses, 49 

Nancy, 49 

Nehemiah, 110 

Peter, n 1 

Phebe, 52 

Polly, no 

Prisciila, 54 

Rachel, 53 

Rebecca, 54 

Reuben, in, 112 

Ruth, 52, 112, 113 

Sally, 113 

Samuel, 47 

Sarah, 52, 54, 113 

Solomon, 221 

Thaddeus, 52, 112 

Thomas, 112, 242 

Zaccheus, 1 10 

Zebadiah, 52, 242 

Zerviah, 49 
Thorp, , 132 

Sarah, 132 
Thresher, Elizabeth, 241 

John, 241 

Patience, 241 

T ,„ , • } Dan, 200, 202 
Throope S 

Tickner, William, 203 

TlLDEN, Caleb, 122, 131 

Hannah, 131 

John, 131 

John Packwood, 1S9 

Joshua, 122 

Lydia, 122, 131 

Mary, 122 



TlLDEN I . f 

confd r IerC >*' IM 

Minnie Packwood, 189 

Susanna, 131 
Tillson } 
Tilson ' T "' ; 



■37 



. Elizabeth, 
Tilsson ) 

Freelove, 49 

Joseph, 49, 53 
Lucinda, 49 
Lydia, 52 
Man', 54 
Mercy, 51, 52 
Molly, 49, 53 
Molly Loring, 49 
Polly, 221 
Ruth, 52 

TlNKHAM y 

Tinkcom > Abigail, 51 
Tin com ) 

Amos, 242 

Anne, 221, 222 

Bathsheba, 50 

Ebenezer, 241, 242 

Hannah, 30, 242 

John, 221, 222, 242 

Mary, 221, 241 

Mercy, 242 

Nathan, 51 

Peter, 242 

Prisciila, 131, 242 

Sarah, 222 

Seth, 241, 242 

Shubael, 131, 242 
Tisdall, John, 179 
Tobey, Elizabeth, 143 

Nathaniel, 143 

Seth, 67 

Zipporah, 67 
Todd, mrs. William Robert, 126 
Tom lin, John, 104 
Tompkins, Daniel D., 58 
Torry, Hannah, 131 

Nathaniel, 131 
Townsend, . 203 

Elizabeth, 199, 205-207 

Nathan, 199, 20^-207 

ensign, 244 

mrs. Frederick Kirt'and, 190 

mrs. James Jared, 61 
Tranter, Anna, 152 
Travkrs ( ^,. . , ,_„ 
Traverse j -^ b - h < <75 

Frances, 174. 175 

Rebe:ra. 175 

Samuel, 174 

Winifred, 175 



294 



Index of Persons 



Treat, John, 232, 235 

Samuel, 13, 14, io, 19, 237, 23S 
TRIBOir, Frances H., 123, 128 
Tripp ) . 
Trip J- Acus, 141 

Joseph, 212, 214 

Sarah, 141 
Truman, Florence, 125 
Tubrs, Ebenezer, 222 
Tucker, Hannah, 64 

Samuel, 64 
Tue, lieutenant, 91 
Tupper, Bridget, 222 

Nathaniel, 222 

Priscilla, 222 

Seth, 222 
Turner, Bethiah, 177 

Charles, 64 

Elizabeth, 241 

Ephraim, 177 

Hannah, 241 

Humphrey, 177 

Japheth, 241 

Joseph, 177 

Mary, 177 

Philip Foster, 191 

Priscilla, 177 

Rachel, 132 

Thomas, 217 
Twining \ -r, , 

TVVING \ BarnabaS - 2 " 8 

Elijah, 184, 185 

Elis., 185 

Jonathan, 185, 230 

Lydia, 185 

Molly, 228 

Thomas, 186 

Timothy, 185 

widow, 229 
Tybault, William Cornelison, 130, 194 
Tyler, Mason W., 192 

Tynge \ Edward ' 37, 53, 44. 46, 1S0 

Uncas, Benjamin, 92 
Upham, mrs. H. A, J., 61 

Vaill, Frederick Sturdivant, 191 

Van Bauchem, Jasper, 194 

Van Deusen, mrs. Albert Harrison, 

190 
Vaughan, Elisha, 240 

Faithful, 242 

George, 242 

Jerusha, 240 

Joanna, 240 

John, 240 

Joseph, 240 

Mercy, 240 

Peter, 242 
Vesey, William, 42 



Vial [Samuel, .65 

VlCKERY I 
VlCKERJE . , 
VlCKERE [ Abner »99 

VlCORIK j 

Benjamin, 93 

David, 97 

Dorcas, 19S 

Elizabeth, 23S 

Ichabod. 95. 97, 99 

Jonathan. 95 

Joseph, 95 

Timothy. 95 
Vilas, mrs. 'Edward P., 61 
Vincent, John, 130 

Sarah, 129. 130 
Vinton, , 2:3 

Wade, Hannah F., 222 

Hertillia, 222 

John \Y., 222 
Waite, Thomas. 73 

Wakman, , 202 

Walbridge, , 244 

Walker, , 202, 203 

Abraham, 133 

Bethiah, 121, 133 

mrs. Cyrus, 124, 12S 

Isaac, 113. 121, 133 

Nathaniel L\, 123, 253 

Sarah, 143 

Talbot Cyrus, 124 
Wall, captain, 243 
Wallis, Poll v. ;i 

lsh, Alic 

Ralph, 6s 
Ward, mrs. George A., 125 
Wardall, Joseph, 207 
Wards worth. Anne, 222 

Cephas, 222 

Lucy, 222 

Molly, 222 

Peleg, 222 

William, 222 

Zilpah, 222 

Warham, , Sc 

Warren / .,. 
Warrken ( Allce ' '44 

Anne, 222 

Benjamin. 14.6 

Charles Henry, 191 

Elizabeth. 144 

Jabez, 144-146 

James, 144. 145- 222 

Mercy, 144, 232 

Nathaniel. 143-146 

Penelope. 222 

Richard, ice, 124-127, 135. 



144, 



145, 146. iSS, 1S9, 191, 231, 252 
Samuel Prowse. 231 



Index of Persons 



295 



Warren \ 

Warreen | Sarah, 144, 145 

cont'd ) 

Sarah Walker, 143 

Winslow, 123 
Warwick, earl of, 7 
Washburn, Anna, 222 

Bartlett A., 222 

Betsey, 222 

Bildad, 21, 222, 223 

Deborah, 222, 223 

Ebenezer, 222, 223 

Egloth, 223 

Elisha, 222 

Elkanah, 222, 223 

Ephraim, 223 

Fear, 222 

Hannah, 223 

Henry Bradford, 124 

Ichabod, 222 

Jabez, 222, 223 

James, 222, 223 

Jehial, 222, 223 

Jenny, 223 

Job M., 223 

John, 223 

Judah, 223 

Judith, 222, 223 

Kimball, 223 

Lucy, 21, 192, 222, 223 

Mary, 223 

Mercy, 223 

Molly, 223 

Nathaniel, 223 

Nehemiah, 223 

Orpha, 223 

Patience, 223 

Philip, 223 

Polly, 223 

Priscilla, 223 

Rebecca, 223 

Sarah, 222, 223 

Seth, 222 

Simeon, 223 

Sophia, 21 

Susanna, 223 

Thomas, 223 

Wiborah, 223 
Washington, George, 173 

. John, 173 
Waterman, , 93, 119, 244 

Anthony, 119, 120 

Benjamin, 223 

Bethiah, 132 

Calvin, 54 

Deborah, 113 

Eleazer, 113 

Elice, 54 

Elizabeth, 119, 132 
• Elsie, 54 



Waterman ) _> , 
cont'd [Esther, 51 

Fear, 49 

George, 49 

Hannah, 52, 1 13 

Ichabod, 53 

Isaac, 1 1 1 

Jabez, 1 13 

Joanna, 50 

John, 49 

Joseph, 73. 119, 120, 132 

Joseph Samson, 1 1 1 

Levi, 113 

lieutenant, 93 

Lucy, in, 113, 223 

Lusanna, 119, 120, 132 

Luther, 49 

Lydia, 131 

M'ercy, 49, 54 

Moses, 49, 54 

Nathaniel, 49 

Noah, 51 

Olive, 49 . 

Olive Ashley, 49 

Parthana, ^ 

Phebe, 50, in 

Polly, 49 

Rebecca, 49, 1 10 

Ruth, 113 

Salome, 54 

Sally, 223 

Sarah, 50, 54 

Thomas, 119 

William, 113 

Zuma, 223 
Watrous, Charles Leach, 60 
Webb, Christopher, 37, 45-47 

general, 243 

Hannah, 1S2 

Mary, 182 

Peter, 1S2 

Ruth, 1S1, 1S2 
Weeks, , 99 

Abigail, 147 
Welch, , 245 

mrs. Charles Clark, 125 

ensign, 92 

mrs. Ferdinand, 126 
Weld, Charles Richmond, 124 
Wells ) _ 

Wels ( ,9:> 

lieutenant, 91 
Wendfield, Lucy L, 7S 

Mary E., 7S 
Wentworth, mrs. William HalL 124 
West, Abiah. 223 

Bessie Mitchell, 62 

Elizabeth, 223 

Josiah, 223 

Lydia, 223 



296 



Index of Persons 



West ) „ , 
confd \ Peter ' 22 3 

Sarah, 141 

Thomas, 141 
Westerman, Andrew, 243 
Weston, Daniel, no 

Dura, 223 

Olive, 223 

Rebecca, 1 10 
Wether ell ^ 

WlTHERELL > AmOS, 224 

Wethrell ) 

Bethany, 224 

Elizabeth, 209 

Hannah, 209 

Lemuel, 209 

Lydia, 224 

Nathaniel, 224 

Ruth Stetson, 224 

Thomas, 209 
Wetherhead, Abigail, 176 

John, 176 

Rebecca, 176 

Samuel, 1 76 
Wheten, Deborah, 31 
Whilden, David, 246 

Ebenezer, 246 

Hannah, 246 

John, 246 

Jonathan, 246 

Mercy, 246 

Seth, 246 
White, Abijah, 118 

Ann, 194, 242 

Benjamin, 119, 121, 131, 242 

Cornelius, 1 iS, 119, 121 

Daniel, 1 19 

Ebenezer, 119, 132, 134 

Eleazer, 119, 132, 134 

Elizabeth, 121 

Faith, 131 

Hannah, 118, 119, 121. 132, 134 

Hunter Carson, 191 

John, 118, 119 

Joseph, 119, 121 

Lemuel, 1 18 

Mary, 132, 134 

Nehemiah, 134 

Obadiah, 134 

Paul, 118 

Peregrine, 134 

Rebecca, 134 

Roxanna, 223 

Sarah, 64, 118, 120 

Susanna, 1 18 

Thomas, 119 

William, 129, 193, 215 
Whitman, Benjamin, 55, 56 

David, 55 

Dolly, 224 



Whii man } v- r 
cont'd \ Lh0/er ' 55 

John, 55 

Jonathan, 55 

Josiah, 50, 55 

Levi, 224 

Mary, 55, 56 

Nicholas, 55, 56 

Samuel, 50 

Sarah, 50, 55, 56 

Stth, 55 

Thomas, 55, 224 

William, 55, 56 
Whitney, mrs. B. C, 61 

Jonathan, 192 

Lucy, 192 
Whiton, Abijah, 51 

Abraham, 51 

Lydia, 52 

Mary Bartlett, 126 

Sarah, 52 
Whitten, Elisha, 224 

Isabella, 224 

Joshua, 224 

Mary, 224 

Mary D., 224 

Melzar, 224 

Rebecca, 224 

Welthea, 224 
Whittlesey, mrs. George B.. 192 
Whorf, Edward H., 123, 181, iSS. 251 
WlCKWIRE, Zeruiah, 143 
Wilkinson, mrs. Henry Washington, 

191, 192 
Willard, Eugene Sands, 1S9 

John W., 77, 250 

LeBaron Sands, 189 

Susan B., 253 

Susanna, 192 
Williams, Cornelia B., 60, 126 
Willis, Abigail, 224 

Betsey, 224 

Hannah, 224 

Hannah Thomas, 224 

John, 56 

John Thomas, 224 

Jonah, 224 

Margaret, 56 

Mary, 56 

Thomas, 224 

Waldo, 224 

Z., 22 

Zephaniah, 224 

WILLOUGHBY J. EUzabeth 
WlLLAEY S 

Jos., 92 

Thomas, 173 
Wills, Edith Russell, 59 
WlLLSOX, , S2 



Index of Persons 



297 



Wing ) ... .. 

\YHiNG( Abl S ail *95 

Edward, 95 

Elizabeth, 198 

Elnathan, 198 

Experience, 138, 139 

Hannah, 95, 142 

Isaac, 147 

James, 95 

John, 94, 95, 98, 147, 149 

Joseph, 138, 139 

Joshua, 147, 149 

Keziah, 9S 

Mary, 150 

Rachel, 197 

Samuel, 95, 96, 142, 147, 150, 151 

Sarah, 95 

Thomas, 94 
Winpenny, Marshall Shoemaker, 190 
Win slow, Abigail, 134 

Anna, 118 

Augusta, 224 

Benjamin, 134 

Bethiah, 2,3 

Deborah, 133 

Edward, 7, 81, 118, 129 

Eleanor, 133, 134, 197 

Elizabeth, 118 

Gilbert, 121, 134 

Isaac, 31-33.97. "8, 133 

Job, 76 

John, 118, 134 

Joshua, 147 

Josiah, 118 

K., 97, 147 

Kenelm, 33, 94. 95. ^34. 142. M7» 
14S 

Lydia, 120, 121, 131 

Mary, 97, 134 

Mercy, 121, 134 

Nathan, 95 

Nathaniel, 99, 120, 133 

Penelope, 118 

Phebe, 94 

Rebecca, 197 

Ruth, 133 

Samuel, 224 

Sarah, 94, 95, 97, 118, 192 

Seth, 95, 99, 148 

Sidney W., 253 

Thankful, 148 

Thomas, 94, 95, 97, 99. *39» '47, 
148, 192 

William, 134 

Zenas, 148 
Winsor, Charlotte, 224 

Deborah, 224 

Elbridge, 224 

Mary Helen, 224 

Peter, 224 



Winthrop, John, 10. 79, So. 82, 
WlSWALL, Ichabod, 224 

Priscilla, 224 
Witherlll, see Wetherell 

WOFMAN, , 202 

Wood } . ,.. , 
Woods } Abl J ah ' 5* 

Betty, 53 

Cyrus, in 

Dulcina, 54 

Elliott, 191 

Elnathan, 242 

Ephraim, 242 

Francis, 1 10 

Hannah Foster, 112 

Hitty, 112 

Huldah, 112 

Isaac, 112 

Jane, no 

Jedediah, 242 

Jennet, no 

John, 104, 106, in 

Jonathan, 242 

Judah. 52, in, 242 

Levet, in 

Manasseh, 242 

Mary, 242 

Martin, 112 

Patience, 242 

Persis, 242 

Salvina, 112 

Samuel, n 1 

Susanna, 51, 

Tabitha, 52, in 

Timothy, 112 

William, 51, 214 
Woodbury. J., 202 
Woodell, Gershom. 76 
Woodman, Walter Irving, 62 
Woodward, Peter. 46 

Theron Royal. 60. 126 
Wright, Francis. 65, 66 

Thomas, 65 

William, 65, 66 

Yager ) j h F cis 2 , 2 
Yawger S ° 

Rose Naomi, 189 
Yates, mrs. Frederick W., 189 

John, 184. 185. 187 

Josiah, 1S6 

Mercy, 186 
Yergason, Henry C, 126 
Young \ K „_ 

YOUNGE \ A " 2 3° 

Abigail, 237 
Ann, 237 
Anna, 237 
Benjamin, 232 
David, 237 



'79 



298 



Index of Persons 



Young 

Vounge \ Dorcas, 237 

cont'd 

Eb., 1S7 

Edmund, 1S5, 186 

Edward, 231 

Elisha, 1S4, 231 

Esther, 237 

Freeman, 78 

George D., 78 

Hannah, 231, 237 

Henry, 237 

Isaac, 229 

Israel, 234, 235 

James, 228 

Jane, 238 

Jed., 1S6, 1S7, 230, 231 

John, 78, 237 

Jonathan, 231-235 

Jonathan F., 78 

Josiah, 230 

Josiah P., 78 

L., 231 

Leonard, 78 

Lois, 237 ( 



Young ) 

Youngf. [ M. S., 230 

cont'd ) 

Maria I)., 7S 

Martha, 14 

Mary, iS 

Mary P., 7S 

Micajah, 78 

Kehemiah, 185, 228 

Philip, 78 

Polly, 78 

Priscilla, 237 

Rebecca, 35, 237 

Snow, 231 

Stillman, 78 

Susanna, 78 

Thomas, 35, 78, 95 

Watson, 228 

W. C, 1 88 

widow, 185, 22S 

Zeb., 187, 22S 

Deborah, 119 



Elizabeth, 119 
Joseph, 119 



INDEX OF PLACES 



Abington, Mass., 51 

Africa, 83 

Albany, N. Y„ 91, 92, 244, 24$ 

Alfred, Me., 64 

Amsterdam, Holland, 5, 127, 129, 

192, 193 
Augusta, Me., 252 
Au Sable, Mich., 127 
Austerfield, Eng., 65 
Austin, Tex., iSS 
Avening, Eng., 1S9 



24, 
64, 



Baltimore, Md„ 252 
Ban dan, Ireland, 91 
Barnstable, Mass., 36, 64, 95, 9S, 1 

13S, 139. 14S, 192. 197 
Barnstable County, Mass., 63, 

128, 192, 253 
Batavia, 90 
Belli ngham, Mass., 5S 
Berkley, 52 
Beverly, Mass., 225 
Billingsgate, Mass., 97 

BlNGHAMTON, N. V., I$S, 1S9 

Boone, Iowa, 125 

Boston, Eng., 82 

Boston, Mass., i, 20, 22, 27, 2^^ 4$, 

4S, 5S, 59, 64, 80. 83, 96, 121, 123 

124, 152, 1S1, 1S3, 18S, 200, 250 

251, 253, 255 
Bowen's Bridge, 10S 
Boxford, Mass., iSS 
Braintree, Mass., 37, 38, 45, 46, 4S 

180-183 



46, 



Brewster. Mass., 



Bridgewater, Mas; 



33. 93, 124, 140 



37-39, 4: 



43. 16, 50-57, 160. 1S1 
Bristol, Eng., S-ic. 12 
Bristol, R. I., 105, 106. 12S, 135-137, 

165, 166, 198-204, 21 S 
Bristol County, Mass., 64, 72, 76, 

100, 105, 106, 135. 165, 166, 198, 

200-203, 2 °8> - 12 - 217-220, 226 
Brookline, Mass., 58, 59 
Brooklyn, N. Y., 138-190, 251 
Buffalo, N. Y., 251 

Cambridge, Eng., 81 

Cambridge, Mass., 58, 59, 124 

Canada, 85 

Cape Cod, 63, 64, 66, 253 

Carolina, 178 

Charles River, Mass., 79 



Charleston. S. C, 23 
Charlestown, Mass., So, 82, 188 
Charlton. Mass., iSS 
Chatham, Mass., 96, 97, 137-143, 198 
Chelsea. Mass., 124 
Cheques set Neck, Mass., 250 
Chicago, III.. 60, 126, 190 
Cincinnati, O., 126 
Cleveland, O., 61, 255 
Colchester, 244 
Cold Spring, N. J., 250 
Colorado Springs, Col., 60 
Concord. Mass., 124 
Connecticut, 244 
Conway, Mass., 192 
Cople Parish, Va., 174, 175 

Danbury, Conn., 149 

Dartmouth, Mass., 72-76, 210-220, 

225, 226, 254 
Dennis, Mass., 3, 66, 159 
Denver. Col., 125, iSS 
Derry, N. H., 124 
Des Moines, Iowa, 60 
Detroit, Mich., 60, 61 
Dorchester, Mass., So, 123, 180 
Dorking, Eng., 179 
Duxbury, Mass., i, 37-39, 64, 133, 

171, 179, 180, 224, 226 

East Greenwich, Eng., 2 
Eastham, Mass., 12-20, 109, 123, 137, 

13S, 140. 142, 1S4, 1S7, 197, 19S, 

227, 231-239 
Easton, Mass., 50 
Easton, Pa., 125 
England, 81, 16S, 191, 193, 194 

Fairfield, Me., 254 

Falmouth, Mass., 96 

Falmouth, Me., 149, 191 

Fort Edward, N. Y., 91, 93, 243, 245 

Freetown, Mass., 105 

Grand Rapids, Mich., 62 
Green Harbor Path, 179 
Greenwich, 51, 52, 64 
Groton, Conn., 244 

Hadley, Mass., 192 

Halifax. Mass., 4 S, 62, 63, 84, no, 

114, 116, 117, 12S, 192, 253, 254 
Hampton, Eng., 80 



299 



;co 



Index of Ph 



Hanover, Mass., 30, 90 
HardwiCk, Mass., 50, 64, 192 
Hartford, Conn., 60, 125 
Harwich, Mass., 12, 33, 64, 93, 12S, 

138-143, 146, 194, 197, 19S 
Hingham, Mass., 52, 251 
Holland, 5. 127, 191, 192 
Hofe, K. I., 252 
Huntington, W. Va., 59 

Jacksonville, Fla., 124 
Jamaica, 121 

Kingston, Mass., 20, 51, 53, no, 167, 
221, 252 

Lancaster, Pa., 125 

Lansing, Mich., 127 

Leyden, 5, 6, 79, 127, 129, 192, 193 

Little Cedar Swamp, 30 

Little Compton, R. I., 100-102, 104, 

105, 107 
London, Eng., 130, 251 
Louisville, Ky., 59 
Lowell, Mass., 5S 
Lynn, Mass., 179, 250 

Machoatick River, Va., 173 

Madison, Wis., 61 

Manchester, Me., 64 

Mansfield, 149 

Mansfield, Conn., 18S, 250 

M anton's Neck, 108 

Marblehead. Mass., 1S8, 251 

Marinette, Wis., 126 

Marshfield, Mass., 29, 31, 32, 109, 

118. 131, 147 
Martinique, W. I., 2S 
Maryland, 173 
Massachusetts, 8, 79, So, 91, 100, 124, 

2 5°> 253 
Mattapan, Mass., 80 
Mattapoisf.it, Mass., 107 
Medfield, Mass., 52 
Medford, Mass., 124 
Medway, Mass., 188 
Menlo Park, Cal., 190 
Merchantville, N. J., 189 
Middleborough, Mass., 50-54, ic6, 

1 10, 180, 239 
Milton, Mass., 24, 50 
Milwaukee, Wis., 61 
Mobile, Ala., 251 
montclair, n. j., 58 
Moshassuck, 164 

Nantucket, 142 

Narragansett Country, 164, 166 
Nayat, R. I., 164 
New Amsterdam, 173 



NEWBtRY, Eng., 130 
Xewburyport, Mass., 59 
New Englaxd, 152, 159, 253 
New Haven*, Conn*., 60, 125, 173. 174 
New Meadow River, 10S 
Newport, R. I., 106, 138, 199, 203, 

204, 206 
New Rochelle, N. V., 1S9 
Newton, Mass., iSS 
New Vork, 91 
New York. N. V., 58, iSS, 1S9, 251, 

252 
Nominy, Va.. 174 
North Adams. Mass., 124 
North America, 255 
North Carolina, 22, 167, 221 
North Fairfield, Me., 254 
Northport. N. Y., 251 
North River, 109 
Norton, Mass., 52 
Norwalk, Conn., 94 
Norwood, O., 192 
Nova Scotia, 1S8 

Oakham, Mass.. 1S8 

Orleans, Mass., 12, 77, 123, iS4, 235 

Orono, Me.. 62 

Oxford, Eng.. S2. 

Oxford, Mass., 1S8 



•53 



Palmer, Mass.. 1S8 

Palmer's River, 108 

Pembroke, Mass., 51, 52. 54 

Philadelphia, Pa., 18S, 190, 252, 253 

Pittsburg, Pa., 125 

Plymouth, Mass., 5, 7, 31, 37-39, 64, 

66, So, Si. 107, 114, 144, 145, 152, 

173, 176, 1S0. 20S, 252, 253 
Plymouth County, Mass., 29, 63, 

12S, 192. 253 
Plympton, Mass., 2S, 50-53, 64, no, 

12S. 167 
Pocasset, 105 
Pochoh, 97 

Port au Prince, Hayti, 22. ;S 
Portland, Me., 62. 127, 252 
Port Chester, N. Y., 1S9 
Potomac River, 173 
Providence. R. I., 6r, 127. 191, 252 
Provincetown. Mass., 188 
Punkatest Neck, 105 

Quincy, Mass.. 251 
quinaquagin, 43 
Quinipaug, 42 

Rappahannock River, 175 
Raynham, Mass., 51, 52, 54 
Readfield. Me., 64 
Rehoboth, Mass., 107, icS, 164, 166 



Index of Places 



30i 



Rhode Island, 
Rochester, M.\ 
Rutland, Vt. 



91.92, 105 



30, 32, 51, 128, 254 



59- 



180 



Salem, Mass., 5, S, ic. So, 81, 152 

Sandwich, Mass., 143 

San ford, Fla., 59 

San Francisco, Cal., 59, 124, iS3, 

251 
Santiago, W. I., ;S 
Scituate, Mass., 25, 29-33, 64, 192 
Scranton, Pa., 190 
Scroop. y, Eng., 192 
Searsport, Me., 62 
Seattle, Wash., 251 
Seneca Falls, N. Y., 251 
Sharon, Mass., 123, 1S8 
Sheffield, Pa., 125 
Sherborn, Mass., 142, 192 
Sistersville, W. Va., 59 
Somerville, Mass., 59, 188, 251 
South Eastham, Mass.. 14S 
South Poland, Me., 127 
Sowamsf.tt, 107 
Springfield, Mass., 49 
Stafford County, Va., 175 
St. Augustine, Fla., 62 
Stillwater, N. Y., 243 
Stony Hill, 43 
Suffolk County, Eng., 80 
Suffolk County, Mass., 38, 46 
Swansea, Mass., 163-166, 203 

Taunton, Mass., 100, 128 



Teheran, Persia, 251 

Tiverton, R. I., 102, 104 

Truro, Mass., 63, 250 

Turner, Me., 88 

Twenty Six Men's Purchase, 115 

United States, 255, 256 

Vassalboro, Me., 64 
Virginia, 89, 173, 174 

Wachamocott Cove, 108 
Wachamocott Neck, 10S 
Walpole, N. H., 124 
Wareham, Mass., 54, 128 
Warren's Meadow, 145 
Washington, D. C, 126, 190 
Webster, Mass., 59 
Wellflef.t, Mass., 59, 231, 250 
West Hartford, Conn., 125 
West Indies, 222 
Westmoreland County, Va., 173, 

174 
Windsor, Conn., 125 
Wollaston, Mass., 192 
Woodridge, D. C, 190 
Worcester, Mass., 59, 124 



Yarmouth, Mass., 18, 34, 

141, 151, 198, 246-249 
Yeocomico, Va., 174 
Yeocomico River, Va., 173 
Yonkers, N. Y., 189 



137. 



2115 



m